TITLE

Minority Confinement in the Juvenile Justice System: Legal, Social, and Racial Factors

AUTHOR(S)
Drakeford, William
PUB. DATE
September 2006
SOURCE
Teaching Exceptional Children;Sep/Oct2006, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p52
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the disproportionate number of minority juveniles arrested and detained in the United States, as reported by the Coalition for Juvenile Justice and others. The Juvenile Justice process is presented, including arrest, intake, processing, adjudication and detention. It is recommended that law enforcement officials work with schools to intervene in minority lives, in order to reduce disproportionate arrest and the self-perpetuating perception of injustice. The decision making process for detention are explored in depth.
ACCESSION #
22251776

 

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