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Race, Ethnicity, and Serious and Violent Juvenile Offending
(NCJ 181202) June 2000
OJJDP Serious and Violent Juvenile Offending Series, Bulletin, 8 page(s)
Darnell F. Hawkins, John H. Laub, Janet L. Lauritsen, and Lynn Cothern
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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