Adoration of the Question: Reflections on the Failure to Reduce Racial & Ethnic Disparities...
Published Dec 23, 2008, W. Haywood Burns Institute
Adoration of the Question: Reflections on the Failure to Reduce Racial & Ethnic Disparities in the Juvenile Justice System outlines the early juvenile justice system and its approach toward youth of color, and then examines disproportionate minority contact and its perceived causes. Also analyzes the well-intentioned federal mandates that have largely failed to reduce entrenched disparities in the system.
This report is the first in a series. In 2009, the Institute we will publish reports that explore the tools, insights and strategies that the Institute has used to help jurisdictions reduce disparities in their juvenile justice systems.