Litigation involving student misconduct in schools

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dc.contributor Tomlinson, Stephen
dc.contributor Mitchell, Roxanne M.
dc.contributor McLean, James E.
dc.contributor Koch, Robert
dc.contributor.advisor Dagley, David L.
dc.contributor.author Harris, Felecia Yvonne
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-01T16:34:26Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-01T16:34:26Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0001016
dc.identifier.other Harris_alatus_0004D_11149
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/1502
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract Schools from state to state deal with the issues of student misconduct and discipline. These issues often lead to instances of litigation. This trend is rapidly increasing and challenging for school administrators. It is important for educators to be knowledgeable of issues and trends involving student misconduct and discipline, in order to avoid unnecessary litigation. The purpose of this study was to examine litigation issues involving student misconduct and discipline in schools. This research highlights various aspects involving student misconduct and discipline in educational settings. This study provides insight into legal issues, outcomes, trends, and guidelines to increase knowledge and possibly prevent potential litigation. The research design of this study consisted of qualitative, descriptive, historical-based document analysis. Court case documents were analyzed between the time period from 1982 to 2011. Cases were identified using West's Law Education Digest Keynumber Schools 169, control of pupils and discipline in general. Cases were briefed by outlining the following: citations, key facts, issue, holdings, reasoning, and disposition. Production of data focused on case background, court outcomes, and supportive reasoning of decisions. Research focused on litigation in the area of student misconduct and discipline, offering educational administrators insightful information to assist in carrying out the daily responsibilities involving student misconduct and discipline.
dc.format.extent 174 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Educational administration
dc.subject.other Educational leadership
dc.subject.other Law
dc.title Litigation involving student misconduct in schools
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies
etdms.degree.discipline Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level doctoral
etdms.degree.name Ph.D.


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