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 - Jan 2011

    Keywords

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

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Anthropology
    • Sociology and Political Science
    • Law

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