The implementation of the Disproportionate Minority Confinement/Contact (DMC) mandate

A failure or success?

Michael Leiber, Nancy Rodriguez

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

30 Citations (Scopus)

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

Fingerprint

minority
contact
justice
equal treatment
delinquency
act

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

Cite this

The implementation of the Disproportionate Minority Confinement/Contact (DMC) mandate : A failure or success? / Leiber, Michael; Rodriguez, Nancy.

In: Race and Justice, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2011, p. 103-124.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{00cfca87825b46bb8c6a8f142957a0c0,
title = "The implementation of the Disproportionate Minority Confinement/Contact (DMC) mandate: A failure or success?",
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.",
keywords = "African/Black Americans, Criminological theories, Culturally specific programs juvenile courts, Race and juvenile justice, Stereotypes",
author = "Michael Leiber and Nancy Rodriguez",
year = "2011",
doi = "10.1177/2153368710377614",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "1",
pages = "103--124",
journal = "Race and Justice",
issn = "2153-3687",
publisher = "Sage Publications",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - The implementation of the Disproportionate Minority Confinement/Contact (DMC) mandate

T2 - A failure or success?

AU - Leiber, Michael

AU - Rodriguez, Nancy

PY - 2011

Y1 - 2011

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

KW - African/Black Americans

KW - Criminological theories

KW - Culturally specific programs juvenile courts

KW - Race and juvenile justice

KW - Stereotypes

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85016942702&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85016942702&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1177/2153368710377614

DO - 10.1177/2153368710377614

M3 - Article

VL - 1

SP - 103

EP - 124

JO - Race and Justice

JF - Race and Justice

SN - 2153-3687

IS - 1

ER -