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NCJ Number: 136641 Find in a Library
Title: Hobbling a Generation: Young African American Males in D.C.'s Criminal Justice System
Author(s): J G Miller
Corporate Author: National Ctr on Institutions and Alternatives
United States of America
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: National Ctr on Institutions and Alternatives
Alexandria, VA 22305
Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The number of adult arrests of African American males (18-35) increased by 60 percent in the District of Columbia between the 1980 and 1990 census surveys while the number of African American males (18-35) decreased by 17 percent during this period.
Abstract: A recent survey shows that on an average day in 1991, 21,800 (42 percent) of 53,375 African American males residing in the District of Columbia were either in jail or prison, on probation or parole, out on bond awaiting disposition of criminal charges, or being sought on an arrest warrant. If current policies continue, these figures suggest that approximately 75 percent of African American males (18-35) who reside in the District of Columbia will be arrested and jailed or imprisoned at least once between the ages of 18 and 35. The public policy that results in such an outcome needs to be challenged. 6 figures and 5 footnotes
Main Term(s): Black/African Americans; Inmate characteristics
Index Term(s): Arrest statistics; District of Columbia; Inmate statistics; Male offenders
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