Quantitative Analysis of Disparities in Juvenile Delinquency Referrals to the Fairbanks North Star Borough, FY2005-06
|Snodgrass, G. Matthew
|Rosay, André B.
|Minority youths in the Fairbanks North Star Borough are referred to the Alaska Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) for delinquent behavior at rates much higher than white youths.This report describes disproportionate minority contact with the Alaska juvenile justice system for youths referred to the Fairbanks office of the Division of Juvenile Justice during fiscal years 2005 and 2006 (July 1, 2004, to June 30, 2006). Possible sources of disproportionate minority contact are subsequently narrowed by examining the impact of race and ethnicity, gender, type of referral, and geography. By developing a detailed understanding of the scope of disproportionate minority contact, we become much better prepared to identify its causes and to develop evidence-based solutions.
|Alaska Division of Juvenile Justice. National Institute of Justice. Grant No. 2005-IJ-CX-0013. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Grant No. 2001-JF-FX-0005.
|Index of Tables and Figures / Acknowledgements / Executive Summary / Quantitative Analysis of Disparities in Referrals / Sample and Data / Analysis / Results / Summary and Conclusions / Appendix A - Technical Notes on Relative Rate Indices / Appendix B - Technical Notes on Fisher's Exact Test / Appendix C - Technical Notes on Relative EB Rate Indices / Appendix D - Maps
|University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center
|Quantitative Analysis of Disparities in Juvenile Delinquency Referrals to the Fairbanks North Star Borough, FY2005-06