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ERIC Number: EJ798143
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 77
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0011-1287
Race, Legal Representation, and Juvenile Justice: Issues and Concerns
Guevara, Lori; Spohn, Cassia; Herz, Denise
Crime & Delinquency, v50 n3 p344-371 2004
The objective of this study was to examine the influence of type of counsel across race on juvenile court outcomes. Using data from a sample of juvenile court referrals from two midwestern juvenile courts, this study examined the interaction of race and type of counsel on disposition outcome. The results indicated that youth without an attorney were the most likely to have the charges dismissed, and this effect was more pronounced for non-White youth. In addition, non-White youth represented by a private attorney were significantly more likely than similar White youth to receive a secure confinement disposition. (Contains 5 tables and 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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