Decision Making and Juvenile Justice: An Analysis of Bias in by Paul E. Tracy PDF

By Paul E. Tracy

ISBN-10: 0275976513

ISBN-13: 9780275976514

Based on a finished research of 3 counties in Texas, this paintings examines the assumption of differential dealing with of minority adolescence offenders. conventional knowledge shows that minorities are over-represented within the juvenile justice process because of racism and discrimination in the procedure itself. the writer refutes this common sense via tough present experiences and reading the result of the Texas learn. The findings recommend that minorities are represented within the juvenile justice process in larger numbers than their majority criminal opposite numbers because of their larger involvement in illegal activity, to not any differential remedy they could obtain at the most important choice issues in the system.

Allegations of racial bias opposed to the juvenile justice method are usually supported through the government, which implies that minorities remain distinctive extra usually for arrest, prosecution, conviction, and imprisonment simply simply because they're people of colour. Drawing on new examine, the writer addresses racial disparity within the juvenile justice approach and contends that earlier examine suffers methodological and statistical research difficulties, leading to the mischaracterization of the problem of racial bias. the current research argues that the majority minority juveniles obtain diverse case results as a result of severity in their present offense, and either the size and severity in their past delinquency careers. Tracy's examine eventually shows that instead of being discriminatory, the juvenile process is, as a substitute, reacting to a selected kind of antisocial utilizing legally permissible guidelines.

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