Poverty Linked to Delinquency?

Disproportionality has usually been spoken of in the context of minority contact with the criminal or juvenile delinquency courts.  Now, researchers are pondering whether low-income juveniles of any race or ethnicity are disproportionately drawn into the juvenile delinquency system.  Two recent articles include:

Delinquent by Reason of Poverty, by Tamar R. Birckhead from the University of North Carolina, was written for the 12th Annual Access to Equal Justice Colloquium held on March 23, 2012.

Closing the Widening Net:  The Rights of Juveniles at Intake  is the second in a series of articles by Prof. Birckhead on disproportionate contact.  The paper fleshed out thoughts from the Texas Tech 2013 Criminal Law Symposium:  Juvenile and Criminal Law, which was held on April 5, 2013.

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2 Responses to Poverty Linked to Delinquency?

  1. trbirckhead says:

    Thanks for posting, Kaarin! I appreciate your support.

  2. Pingback: Indiana Juvenile Justice Blog | Juvenile Justice Blog

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