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Racism and Mental Health Issues in Juvenile Justice Systems
Examines the problem of institutionalized racism in the U.S. juvenile justice system.
# 47068 | 1,677 words | 5 sources | APA | 2004 | US
Published on Jan 30, 2004 in Criminology (Juvenile Justice) , Child, Youth Issues (General)


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This paper looks at racial prejudice in the administration of juvenile justice from the point of view of who gets locked up, what happens once they're in, and the built-in system cruelty. Incarceration statistics are included. A discussion of race as a factor in whether the juvenile offender receives mental health care and what actually goes on inside the juvenile justice system are topics addressed by this paper.

From the Paper:

"Juvenile Justice System (JJS) increased by 41%; but more disturbing is the fact that in that time period, delinquency cases involving blacks jumped 78% and cases involving other non-white youths skyrocketed by 94% (Lardiero, 1997). Another key fact illustrating the institutional bias against minority kids is found in a 1987 study (by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges) of ethnicity in much-preferable private JJS facilities vs. generally miserable public JJS facilities: 35% of private inmates were minorities and 65% were white."

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Racism and Mental Health Issues in Juvenile Justice Systems (2004, January 30) Retrieved May 08, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/essay/racism-and-mental-health-issues-in-juvenile-justice-systems-47068/

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"Racism and Mental Health Issues in Juvenile Justice Systems" 30 January 2004. Web. 08 May. 2021. <https://www.academon.com/essay/racism-and-mental-health-issues-in-juvenile-justice-systems-47068/>

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