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W. Haywood Burns Institute for Juvenile Justice Fairness and Equity

  • By: Elvira White
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

The proportion of minority youth involved in the juvenile justice system and adult criminal justice systems in the United States increased by 47% between 1983 and 1997. In response to the problems of disproportionate minority youth arrests, detention, and commitment to ...

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