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The effectiveness of risk assessment instruments in eliminating racial disparity in juvenile detention facilities


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Abstract (summary)

Over the past 20 years, the juvenile justice system has seen a resurgence of the punitive approach to crime. Unfortunately, this has led to an increase in the disproportionate number of minority juveniles held in secure detention. In 1992, the Annie E. Casey Foundation launched an initiative known as the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative. This project was implemented over a period 7 years and data were collected by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency. This study provides a secondary analysis of the data in order to examine the effectiveness of risk assessment instruments in controlling or eliminating Disproportionate Minority Confinement (DMC). Specifically, the sample (N = 9,744) was analyzed to look at differences in total risk assessment score, detention decision, and early release from detention by race, controlling for gender and intake year.

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Subject
Criminology
Classification
0627: Criminology
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences
Title
The effectiveness of risk assessment instruments in eliminating racial disparity in juvenile detention facilities
Author
Swensson, Kristine A.
Number of pages
94
Publication year
2004
Degree date
2004
School code
6080
Source
MAI 43/04M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780496917396, 0496917390
Advisor
Berg, Bruce
University/institution
California State University, Long Beach
University location
United States -- California
Degree
M.S.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1424844
ProQuest document ID
305038201
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305038201
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