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Critical Condition: African-American Youth in the Justice System

Neelum Arya, Ian Augarten, and Hilary O. Shelton

critical conditionAn examination of how African-American youth are disproportionately affected by transfer laws. Key findings include that most African-American youth are transferred by statutory exclusion or prosecutorial waiver mechanisms, many are not convicted (suggesting that the cases brought against them are not very strong), and that most youth prosecuted in the adult system are not serious violent offenders.

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