The implementation of the Disproportionate Minority Confinement/Contact (DMC) mandate: A failure or success?

Michael Leiber, Nancy Rodriguez

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Abstract

It has been over 20 years since Congress, as part of the reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA), included the disproportionate minority confinement mandate later changed to disproportionate minority contact (DMC). The DMC mandate and the issue in general have received relatively scant attention with the exception of a few commentaries. In this article, we discuss the DMC mandate and the positions concerning the overall effectiveness of its implementation to achieve equal treatment for all youth in juvenile justice proceedings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-124
Number of pages22
JournalRace and Justice
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011

Keywords

  • African/Black Americans
  • Criminological theories
  • Culturally specific programs juvenile courts
  • Race and juvenile justice
  • Stereotypes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Law
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Anthropology

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