Race and Ethnicity in the Juvenile Justice System by Tina L. Freiburger,Kareem L. Jordan

By Tina L. Freiburger,Kareem L. Jordan

Race and Ethnicity within the Juvenile Justice System offers a entire empirical exam of the function of race and ethnicity within the juvenile court docket. utilizing empirical examine as a beginning, the authors learn how race and ethnicity effect a number of selection issues for adolescence getting into the juvenile procedure, together with arrest, referral, petition, pre-adjudication unencumber, adjudication, and disposition. The authors floor the decision-making in a separate bankruptcy that completely makes a speciality of theories that may be used to provide an explanation for the function of race and ethnicity in juvenile justice processing.

Additionally, there's an exam of the way neighborhood components differentially influence decision-making in response to the race/ethnicity of teenybopper, the position of race/ethnicity within the perform of moving formative years to grownup court docket, and the way race affects juveniles’ perceptions of police and the juvenile method. additionally, the authors empirically learn the function of race/ethnicity at the processing of prestige offenders and the way it affects lady involvement in delinquency.

In framing all of those salient matters within the right context, the authors offer a old research of the function of race in improvement of the juvenile courtroom approach and the way varied races have been handled either ahead of and after the juvenile court’s implementation. The underlying subject of the textual content is that each one races/ethnicities of youngster weren't at first served through or intended to profit from the juvenile courtroom. as a result, the continued racial and ethnic disparities presently saw within the procedure may be traced to the pre-juvenile courtroom era.

“In Race and Ethnicity within the Juvenile Justice System, Tina Freiburger and Kareem Jordan offer an informative, complete, and extraordinary assessment of a subject matter of significant value. this can be a needs to learn for these attracted to race, ethnicity, gender and social keep an eye on within the juvenile justice system.” 

Michael J. Leiber, collage of South Florida

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