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POLICE AND MINORITY JUVENILES.

Discusses racial bias of police in treating of juveniles. Problems of harsher treatment of minority juveniles, more serious delinquency commited by minorities than whites, negative attitude of minority juveniles toward police, increasing gang activity. Measures taken by juvenile justice system to deal with gangs. Makeup of gang membership. Ethnic and social class factors.
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POLICE AND MINORITY JUVENILES
INTRODUCTION:
It is generally believed that police are more likely to treat minority juveniles more harshly than whites. This suggests police may be influenced by race in their decisionmaking. There is also evidence to suggest minority juveniles commit more serious delinquency more frequently than white juveniles and have more negative attitudes toward the police.
DISCUSSION:
A 1995 survey by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) reported a total of 23,388 gangs and 664,906 gang members in the United States. Forty nine percent of the law enforcement agencies reporting gang activity reported that the gang problem was "getting worse," while only ten percent

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