Police are slated to return to Milwaukee Public Schools in January. But do cops in schools help or hurt? (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Stevens Point Journal, Oshkosh Northwestern, Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, the Post-Crescent, Green Bay Press-Gazette and Yahoo! News; Fisher)

Associate Professor of Civil Society & Community Studies Ben Fisher discusses his recently published research that looked at 32 evaluations of school-based police programs. The study found that police in schools weren’t shown to diminish school violence, crime or the presence of weapons or drugs, and having police in schools led to more suspensions.

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More school districts are bringing back or adding police. Experts say it may not help (USA Today, AOL News and MSN; Fisher)

Associate Professor of Civil Society & Community Studies Ben Fisher discusses evidence that shows school resource officers don’t deter gun violence, and that when school shootings do happen, shootings in schools with police tend to be more deadly than those without police. Fisher also says that SROs’ claim of “relationship building” in schools isn’t necessarily beneficial to students.