Professor Jon Bannister comments on violent crime and school exclusion in the programme made in memory of London Headmaster Philip Lawrence who was stabbed to death at his school 25 years ago.
The programme looks at the legacy of Mr Lawrence and also investigates whether initiatives to reduce knife crime have had any lasting effect.
The connection between school exclusion and violent crime
The impact of school expulsions is explored first hand from an expelled pupil who says it led them down the wrong path. Jon talks about the research evidence on the harm of expulsions as well as the services and initiatives that are needed to tackle violent crime.
“We know that those people who are expelled [...] not only develop poorer educational outcomes, which impacts upon their opportunities to find legitimate employment, but it also increases their likelyhood of getting into trouble [...] with the criminal justice services and the police."
– Professor Jon Bannister