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NCJ Number: 126241 Find in a Library
Title: Negative Effect of Racial Discrimination on Minority Youth in the Juvenile Justice System
Journal: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology  Volume:34  Issue:2  Dated:(September 1990)  Pages:87-93
Author(s): W K Brown; W A Rhodes; T P Miller; R L Jenkins
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 7
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Discriminatory treatment of black adolescents in our juvenile justice system has been reported to contribute to an unfavorable adult outcome for such adolescents.
Abstract: In a long term follow-up of 500 randomly selected cases of adolescents adjudicated delinquent in the Dauphin County (Pennsylvania) Juvenile Court during the years 1960-75, minority (black) adolescents received discriminatory lenience in that they were treated like younger children. Those who received such lenient treatment had a higher rate of adult conviction than those not so treated. 4 tables and 15 references. (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Juvenile adjudication; Minority juvenile offenders
Index Term(s): Juvenile sentencing; Juvenile to adult criminal careers; Pennsylvania
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