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Disproportionate Minority Confinement: 2002 Update
(NCJ 201240) September 2004
Summary, 42 page(s)
Hsia, H. M., Bridges, G. S., McHale, R.
Describes developments in addressing disproportionate minority confinement (DMC) at the national, state, and local levels. This OJJDP Summary begins with a brief review of the most recent data, followed by an outline of national efforts by OJJDP and others during the past 5 years to address the challenge of DMC. It then presents an update of state activities, including a status report on state compliance with the DMC core requirement, highlights form state DMC assessment research and intervention initiatives, and an outline of remaining challenges. The Summary concludes with a look at the implications of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Actís broadening of DMC to encompass disproportionate minority contact.
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