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Author Leiber, Michael J.
Title The contexts of juvenile justice decision making : when race matters / Michael J. Leiber.
Imprint Albany : State University of New York Press, [2003]

Author Leiber, Michael J.
Subject Juvenile justice, Administration of -- Iowa.
Discrimination in juvenile justice administration -- Iowa.
Discrimination in criminal justice administration -- Iowa.
Juvenile delinquents -- Iowa.
Minority youth -- Iowa.
Prison sentences -- Iowa.
Juvenile corrections -- Iowa.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 225 pages)
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-220) and index.
Summary Annotation Explores the contexts of judges' decision making in juvenile courts that incarcerate disproportionately more minorities than whites. An in-depth examination of the contextual nature of decision making and the causes of disproportionate minority confinement in four relatively homogenous juvenile courts in lowa, this book explores the subjective social psychological processes of juvenile court officers and the factors that influence those processes. Iowa, although a state with a predominantly white population, has one of the highest minority incarceration rates for juveniles. Michael J. Leiber focuses on the relationships between adherence to correctional orientations (such as retribution and rehabilitation) and decision-makers' views concerning race, crime, family, and respect for authority with judgments and differential outcomes for youth. Quantitative and qualitative methodologies are used to determine the extent to which correctional ideologies and decision-makers' stereotyping of minorities are fueled by a wide range of contingencies, the impact of case processing and outcomes of whites, African Americans, and Native Americans, and how it varies by Jurisdiction.
Contents Machine generated contents note: Ch. 1 Disproportionate Minority Confinement (DMC) -- Ch. 2 Understanding DMC -- Ch. 3 Correctional Orientations, Race, Crime, Family, and Respect for Authority -- Ch. 4 Methods -- Ch. 5 Movement through the Juvenile Justice System -- Ch. 6 Influence of Legal and Extralegal Factors on Decision Making -- Ch. 7 Accountability and Intervention -- Ch. 8 Rehabilitation, Protection of Society, and Adherence to Middle-Class Values -- Ch. 9 Formal Rationalized Justice and Nonintervention -- Ch. 10 Dysfunctional Family, Subcultural Values, Lack of Resources, and Rehabilitation -- Ch. 11 Summary and Conclusions.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 1417536101 (electronic bk.)
9781417536108 (electronic bk.)
0791457680 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780791457689 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0791457672 (alk. paper)
9780791457672 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 56408523
Additional Format Print version: Leiber, Michael J. Contexts of juvenile justice decision making. Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2003 0791457680 0791457672 (DLC) 2003057272 (OCoLC)52601111