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:
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.