(22) Does the system discriminate

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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style Agnew (22) Does the system I. Charges of  Discriminates against certain groups l 1. race and ethnic groups l 2. also class and gender groups l Discrimination in terms of conflict and labeling theories l 1. powerful groups in society view minority groups and poor people as threat to economic and cultural interests l 2. poor people and certain group members more likely to be seen as dangerous or threatening II. Discrimination  Discrimination against African Americans within the juvenile justice system l African Americans 15% of population over-represented in all aspects of the system l 1. 25% of all juvenile arrests l 2. 32% of all cases handled by juvenile court l 3. 40% all juveniles in detention l 4. 39% all adjudicated offenders in correctional facilities Studies of Racial  1. methodology of typical study l a. focuses on a state or one or more counties within a state l b. examines one or more decision points l c. determines if race of juvenile influences c....
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