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(Un)equal Justice: Juvenile Court Abolition and African Americans

Kerbs, John Johnson
June 4, 2015

Source: (1999) Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, vol. 564, pp. 109-125

Many academics now call for the abolition of juvenile court jurisdiction over delinquency adjudications. This article examines Barry Feld’s assumptions behind this call for juvenile court abolition and the potentially adverse impact of the criminal court alternative in the lives of young African Americans.


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