Juvenile+Justice+and+GeographyMedia3_30

Juvenile+Justice+and+GeographyMedia3_30 - Theories of...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–4. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Theories of discrimination Racial Profiling Bias as a cumulative process Rehabilitative contexts: Paternalism. “Two-track juvenile justice system.” Punitive contexts: Racial stereotyping and unconscious racism, moral culpability, and racial threat. Statistical Discrimination: Playing the odds (Police, Prosecutors, Judgments of Risk). In any scenario, differences in resources (social and financial capital) between blacks and whites compound the disparities and biases.
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Policy Implications: Reducing DMC Improving social conditions. Improving educational, recreational, and employment opportunities. Strengthening neighborhood organizations. Mentoring programs. Shift to actuarial systems of detention placement and non-secure detention alternatives. Focus on Disproportionate Minority Contact since 2002 Cultural sensitivity and bias awareness training. Increasing diversion programs (and advocacy) and mental health services in low-income counties (vouchers).
Background image of page 2
A major reason that blacks receive harsher processing is that they are more likely to be processed in urban juvenile courts. Racial disparities (that disadvantage blacks)
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 4
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 11/20/2011 for the course CRIMINAL J 202:322 taught by Professor Hirschfield during the Spring '10 term at Rutgers.

Page1 / 21

Juvenile+Justice+and+GeographyMedia3_30 - Theories of...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 4. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online