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How negative stereotypes about poor black youth may be leading to stiffer juvenile court sanctions.

Lowery, Patrick (2017) How negative stereotypes about poor black youth may be leading to stiffer juvenile court sanctions. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (02 Mar 2017). Website.

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Abstract

While the US court system has begun to favor rehabilitation over harsh sentences in recent years, questions continue as to whether or not these changes have applied evenly across races. In new research, Patrick Lowery looks at juvenile sentencing data in South Carolina. He finds that while race alone does not significantly predict harsher punishments, black defendants from more disadvantaged backgrounds were likely to be punished more harshly via secure confinement, unless the judges were from a minority background.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science © CC BY-NC 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2017 14:06
Last Modified: 06 May 2020 23:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/69714

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