Racial disparities in the juvenile justice system

  1. After reading the materials on racial disparities in the juvenile justice system. please answer the following questions:
    a) Piquro (2008) offers several theories in an attempt to explain the racial disparities that exist at all levels of the juvenile justice system. Do you agree with any of these theories? If so, which one and why. If not, do you have another theory for why these disparities exist and continue?
    b) Piquero also discusses next steps for addressing disproportionate minority contact. Do you agree with these next steps? Why or why not? What do you think should be done to address these disparities? At which level of the system should an intervention take place (i.e., arrest, prosecution, sentencing, etc.)?

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