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Race, Ethnicity, and Serious and Violent Juvenile Offending
(NCJ 181202) June 2000
OJJDP Serious and Violent Juvenile Offending Series, Grant, 8 page(s)
Hawkins, D. F., Laub, J. H., Lauritsen, J. L., Cothern, L.
This Bulletin describes the short-term national trends for offending patterns among juveniles by race and ethnicity and summarizes research findings on racial and ethnic differences in chronic juvenile offending; recommendations are offered for improving understanding of these differences, and implications are discussed for guiding prevention and intervention efforts.
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