skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 148864 Find in a Library
Title: Race and Punishment
Journal: Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency  Volume:31  Issue:2  Dated:(May 1994)  Pages:complete issue
Editor(s): C Pope; T Clear
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 96
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The six articles included in this special edition address various issues pertaining to race in both the adult and juvenile justice systems.
Abstract: The first article examines the need for more qualitative approaches toward understanding the context within which race differences occur. The author uses observations, interviews, and focus groups to document variations across minority groups in terms of juvenile encounters with police. The second article explores detention differences in juvenile processing between minority and white youth in Michigan. Another article outlines some of the problems inherent in previous research focusing on the adult criminal justice system. The following article, analyzing the processing of misdemeanant cases in New York, illustrate these methodological problems. The final two articles assess the impact of attitudes on race and punishment. Chapter references
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Minority juvenile offenders; Police-minority relations; Race relations; Racial discrimination
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS.
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.