Study Reveals Black and White Juveniles Portrayed Differently By Probation Officers

March 1999
Jet;03/22/99, Vol. 95 Issue 16, p39
Suggests that probation officers' portrayals of black and white juvenile offenders differ greatly, leading to harsher sentencing recommendations for black youths. Study from the University of Washington which was published in the American Sociological Review; Comments by George Bridges, lead author of the study on the profoundly different ways the probation officers' reports described juveniles who are seemingly different only by their race.


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