School discipline is used in schools across the United States. It is used to help with controlling students and maintaining behaviors. Also, it helps maintain order in the school. School discipline varies due to the behavior and actions that the students are exhibiting as well as the school context. Detention is one of the most common punishments in schools. Detention usually means that a student remains in school during a certain time and reports to a certain room as a punishment. This literature review will examine various studies conducted on school discipline, particularly those focused on detention, and explore options that are effective for all involved.