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MS in Special Education



First Supervisor

Susan M. Schultz


The following study is based on the representation of special education students in our nation's juvenile justice system. Data was gathered collected through a literature review that analyzes two national studies and other studies from various states. A research study was also conducted in which detention centers in New York State were surveyed regarding the numbers of special education students in their facilities and the implications that special education has on the youth in the juvenile justice system. The findings of the literature review and the New York State study show that youth with disabilities and special education classification are overrepresented in our juvenile justice system when compared to the public school system.

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