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

Drakeford, William
September 2006
Teaching Exceptional Children;Sep/Oct2006, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p52
Academic Journal
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.


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