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Minorities in the Juvenile Justice System
(NCJ 179007) December 1999
OJJDP National Report Series, Bulletin, 16 page(s)
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
 
Presents information on overrepresentation of minority youth in the juvenile justice system in comparison to their proportion in the general population, with focus on disproportionate confinement of minorities. This Bulletin includes statistics on racial-ethnic makeup of juvenile offenders from arrest, court-processing, and confinement records. The Bulletin notes that there is substantial evidence of widespread disparity in juvenile case processing of minority and nonminority youth and that racial-ethnic differences can occur at all stages of the process. The Bulletin is part of the 1999 National Report Series. Each Bulletin in the series highlights selected themes at the forefront of juvenile justice policymaking and extracts relevant National Report sections (including selected graphs and tables).
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