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NCJ Number: 160025 Find in a Library
Title: Juvenile Justice: Multicultural Issues (From Multicultural Perspectives in Criminal Justice and Criminology, P 259-290, 1994, James E. Hendricks and Bryan Byers, eds. - See NCJ-160016)
Author(s): C J Corley; G Smitherman
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 22
Sponsoring Agency: Charles C. Thomas
Springfield, IL 62704
Sale Source: Charles C. Thomas
2600 South First Street
Springfield, IL 62704
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter addresses broad areas of interest related to multicultural issues and juvenile justice.
Abstract: These issues include assessments of racial and ethnic disparity in processing and sanction; cross-cultural examination of rates of offending among whites, black Americans, Hispanics, Asian- Americans, and Native Americans; and multicultural system response and treatment alternatives that would allow the juvenile justice system to better meet the needs of minority youth. The conflict/labeling perspective explains how the criminal justice system would view the behaviors of persons in marginally less powerful positions in society (i.e., racial and ethnic minorities) as deviant, and how these persons are subsequently more likely to become involved in the criminal justice system. 2 tables and 90 references
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Criminal justice research; Criminology; Cultural influences; Minority juvenile offenders; Racial discrimination; Statistics
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