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Disproportionate Representation of Minorities in the Alaska Juvenile Justice System: Phase I Report

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dc.contributor.author Schafer, N. E.
dc.contributor.author Curtis, Richard
dc.contributor.author Atwell, Cassie
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-15T21:40:01Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-15T21:40:01Z
dc.date.issued 1997-09
dc.identifier.other JC 9501.021
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11122/4222
dc.description.abstract The disproportionate processing of minorities in the justice system has been noted with growing concern nationally as well as at the state level. In Alaska, as in other states, the primary basis for concern is that minorities are overrepresented among the adult prison population. The realization that this disproportionality appears in other justice system venues has led nationally to a number of research initiatives with a focus on the overrepresentation of juveniles. This report analyzes referral data from the Alaska Division of Family and Youth Services (DFYS) for 1992-1995 to provide a statistical overview of disproportionate minority contact in the Alaska juvenile justice system, providing comparative data for referrals of Alaska Native, African American, and white youth. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Cook Inlet Region Inc. Alaska Division of Family and Youth Services. en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents Disproportionality Literature / Research Methodology / Referral Events / Referral Outcomes / Analysis of Individuals / Summary and Conclusion / Bibliography / Appendix A: Referrals and Referral Distribution / Appendix B. Factors Significantly Associated with Intake Decisions / Appendix C. Logistic Regression Findings en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage en_US
dc.subject Alaska Natives en_US
dc.subject criminal case processing en_US
dc.subject disproportionate minority contact (DMC) with the juvenile justice system en_US
dc.subject juvenile justice en_US
dc.title Disproportionate Representation of Minorities in the Alaska Juvenile Justice System: Phase I Report en_US
dc.type Report en_US


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