Please help with assistance on preparing for a research paper on African American Juvenile Delinquents and Do They Deserve a Second Chance?
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As you brainstorm how to tackle this massive topic, you might consider adding a famous example from the news or integrating quotes to show racial disparities in the alarming numbers of African American youths in the juvenile court system currently. Experts from the Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) reveal that "African American youth comprise 15.4% of the national youth population" (http://www.juvjustice.org/media/factsheets/factsheet_1.pdf). They also suggest that the arrest rate among African American youth (ages 10-17) was nearly twice the rate of their white peers" (http://www.juvjustice.org/media/factsheets/factsheet_1.pdf).
Startling figures show that "African American youth are 1.4 times more likely to be detained than their white peers; among all racial groups, whites are the least likely to be detained. Nationwide, one of every three young black males is in prison, on probation or on parole. Nationwide, young black offenders are more than twice as likely to be transferred to adult court than their white counterparts"( http://www.juvjustice.org/media/factsheets/factsheet_1.pdf). Sadly, although minorities "make up one-third of the total U.S. youth population, they make up nearly two-thirds of the young ...
Research is given to address racial disparities in the alarming numbers of African American youths in the juvenile court system currently.