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Minorities in juvenile justice / ed. Kimberly Kempf Leonard, Carl E. Pope, and William H. Feyerherm

Secondary Author Leonard, Kimberly Kempf
Pope, Carl E.
Feyerherm, William H.
Country Estados Unidos. Publication Thousand Oaks : Sage Publications, cop. 1995 Description X, 242 p. ; 23 cm ISBN 0-8039-7265-2 CDU 343.915
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The experiences of minority youths in the juvenile justice system are strikingly different from those of their white counterparts. In response to the overrepresentation of minority youths in confinement, Congress amended the Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Act to require states to investigate the imbalance and develop action plans to fix problem situations. In this carefully edited volume, the contributors note the extent and sources of disparate treatment of youths within juvenile justice and identify the need to respond to this bias. Findings from research and provocative analysis of topics such as racial difference in encounters with police, in urban juvenile court, in confinement and punishment, and among groups within juvenile justice awaken the reader to the variety of racial bias in the system. The authors also offer creative and practical policy recommendations and strategies for overcoming racial inequity in the juvenile justice process. Practitioners and researchers in juvenile justice, criminology, corrections, policing, sociology, and ethnic studies will find the cross-section of information in the volume enlightening. The material presented also ideally fits supplementary text needs for coursework dealing with race and crime. "This volume delivers a full and complete view of one of the most critical issues in juvenile justice. Rousing and informative, the book comes highly recommended." --Barry Krisberg, Ph.D., President, National Council on Crime and Delinquency, San Francisco

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • The DMC Initiative
  • The Convergence of Policy and Research Themes
  • Reflections on Race Effects in Juvenile Justice
  • Policing Juveniles
  • Is There Bias against Youth of Color?
  • The Social Context of Juvenile Justice Administration
  • Racial Disparities in an Urban Juvenile Court
  • The Role of Race in Juvenile Justice in Pennsylvania
  • Racial Disparities in the Confinement of Juveniles
  • Effects of Crime and Community Social Structure on the Punishment
  • The Overrepresentation of Minority Youths in the California Juvenile Justice System
  • Perceptions and Realities
  • Juvenile Justice Processing of American Indian Youths
  • Disparity in One Rural County
  • Equity within the Juvenile Justice System
  • Directions for the Future

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