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Minorities in Juvenile Justice

Minorities in Juvenile Justice

Edited by:
  • Kimberley Kempf Leonard - University of Louisville, USA, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, USA, University of Texas at Dallas, USA, University of Missouri at St. Louis, USA, Kent State University, USA
  • Carl E. Pope - University of Wisconsin, USA
  • William Feyerherm

256 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Providing current information on the disparate treatment of minority youth within the juvenile justice system, this volume begins by identifying the need for a better understanding of how minority youths experience this system. The book then draws on research programmes that reflect different techniques of investigation, sampling and analysis with several racial minority groups. Topics include: juvenile encounters with police; the role of community structure in shaping the perceptions of juvenile crime and the response to it; and the treatment of Native American youths in juvenile justice. In conclusion the book outlines strategies for research and observation of over-representation of minorities as well as steps to help overcome racial bias in juvenile justice processing.
William Feyerherm
The DMC Initiative
The Convergence of Policy and Research Themes

Charles E Frazier and Donna M Bishop
Reflections on Race Effects in Juvenile Justice
Madeline Wordes and Timothy S Bynum
Policing Juveniles
Is There Bias against Youth of Color?

Barry C Feld
The Social Context of Juvenile Justice Administration
Racial Disparities in an Urban Juvenile Court

Kimberly Kempf Leonard and Henry Sontheimer
The Role of Race in Juvenile Justice in Pennsylvania
George S Bridges et al
Racial Disparities in the Confinement of Juveniles
Effects of Crime and Community Social Structure on the Punishment

James Austin
The Overrepresentation of Minority Youths in the California Juvenile Justice System
Perceptions and Realities

Lisa M Poupart
Juvenile Justice Processing of American Indian Youths
Disparity in One Rural County

Carl E Pope
Equity within the Juvenile Justice System
Directions for the Future


Kimberley Kempf Leonard

Carl E. Pope

William Feyerherm