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Expulsion not answer, says Forde

HEATHER-LYNN EVANSON, [email protected]

Expulsion not answer, says Forde

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CRIMINOLOGIST Yolande Forde has come out against the expulsion of students from educational institutions.

The country’s first female criminologist told the MIDWEEK NATION that kicking children out of school was another factor in the equation leading to criminality.

Forde, who has spent just under two-and-a-half decades in the field, said she had a “big problem” with expelling children.

“It is often a simple and not comprehensive response, often to behaviours that need to be properly assessed and properly addressed,” she said.

Stressing there were many criminal risk factors, Forde added that expulsion could be one of them, since a delinquent child would then be without supervision.” (HLE)

Please read the full story in today’s Midweek Nation, or in the eNATION edition.