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Juvenile Justice and Geography Geographic variation in how cases are selected, heard, and disposed
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Two Statements 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) are greater in rural and suburban juvenile courts. Can both statements be true?
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Local Administration Source: Sampson and Laub (1993)
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Sources of variation Crime rates. Poverty (underclass). Heterogeneity and Mobility Informal social control. Racial inequality and social threat (conflict theory) Juvenile justice space and resources. Political climate
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Urban police have easier access to juvenile detention center. Urban juvenile courts are more formal, legalistic, and homogenous (Feld). Urban courts “intervened more extensively” (Feld in MN but not in Iowa) Formality of processing associated with harsher but more equal punishments (Feld). Note: Be sure you under why
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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.

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