Server Maintenance Notice

We will be performing maintenance on NCJJ's web server which is scheduled to begin Friday August 31st, 2018 7am EST and last through Sunday September 2nd, 2018 10pm EST.
During the maintenance period, NCJJ's web site may not be available. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Race as a Factor in Juvenile Arrests

Publication year: 2003  |  Cataloged on: Jun 19, 2014

Analyzes statistics from the FBI's National Incident-Based Reporting System for evidence of racial bias in police arrests of juveniles for violent crimes. Focuses on a somewhat neglected area of research, i.e., the role that race plays in police decisionmaking. It compares arrest probabilities of white and nonwhite juveniles for violent crimes and finds no direct evidence that an offender's race affects police decisions to take juveniles into custody in such incidents.

  Download

This PDF may not be 508 compliant.
If you require a 508 compliant PDF, please contact us at ncjj@ncjfcj.org

Tags:   Juvenile Arrests   Arrest Statistics   National Report