Classroom engagement is an important influence on how well students perform academically at school. In new research, Carolyn Côté-Lussier and Caroline Fitzpatrick find that how students engage in class can be affected by their environment – students who reported that they felt safer were more engaged . They write that teens might feel unsafe at school because of poverty […]
How rising social inequality may be fueling public demands for increasingly harsh criminal justice policies.
Public support for harsh criminal justice policy remains relatively high, despite falling crime rates and increasing prison populations. In new research Carolyn Côté-Lussier finds that public anger toward crime and support for harsh criminal justice policy is linked to factors associated with social inequality. She recommends additional reforms to change people’s perceptions towards criminals and to promote alternatives to […]