Study Minimizes Race Issue in Violent Teen Arrests

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http://www.ncjrs.org/pdffiles1/ojjdp/189180.pdf A federal study has found no direct evidence that an offender's race affects police decisions to take juveniles into custody for serious violent crimes. The report has provoked debate among juvenile crime watchers. The newspaper Youth Today quotes Dan Macallair of the San Francisco-based Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice as contending that the conclusion runs contrary to almost all research done on the subject. The study examined data from the FBI's National Incident Based Reporting System . . .

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