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Disproportionate Detention of Minorities: A Case Study of One State's Compliance with the Mandates of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act

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dc.contributor.author Schafer, N. E.
dc.contributor.author Curtis, Richard W.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-04-10T20:21:34Z
dc.date.available 2018-04-10T20:21:34Z
dc.date.issued 1996-03
dc.identifier.citation Schafer, N.E.; & Curtis, Richard W. (1996). "Disproportionate Detention of Minorities: A Case Study of One State's Compliance with the Mandates of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act" (paper). Presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Las Vegas, Mar 1996. en_US
dc.identifier.other JC 9501.027
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11122/8271
dc.description.abstract Pursuant to Section 223(a)(23) of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, states must examine whether minority youth are disproportionately detained in relation to their proportion in the general population. For a preliminary assessment of Alaska’s compliance, five and a half years of detention data (1990–June 1995) for the state of Alaska are analyzed to assess the detention of minority and non-minority youth. A number of factors are used to compare racial groups: type of offense, prior record, gender, age, length of detention, etc. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This study was made possible by a gift from Cook Inlet Region, Inc. and was conducted in collaboration with the Alaska Division of Family and Youth Services. en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents Abstract / [Introduction] / Background / Background of the Study / Findings / Discussion / References / Appendix 1. Repeat Offenders 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 girls & women en_US
dc.subject juvenile corrections en_US
dc.subject Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) en_US
dc.subject minorities en_US
dc.subject race en_US
dc.subject racial disproportionality en_US
dc.subject rural justice en_US
dc.title Disproportionate Detention of Minorities: A Case Study of One State's Compliance with the Mandates of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US


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