Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 16, issue 4B, P57-77 2005 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2005.0119 View full text
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Faye S. Taxman, James M. Byrne

Abstract: Minority (over) representation in the criminal justice system remains a puzzle, both from a policy and an intervention perspective. Cross-sectional reviews of the policies and practices of the criminal justice system often find differential rates of involvement in the criminal justice system that are associated with the nature of the criminal charge/act or characteristics of the offender; however, longitudinal reviews of the race effect often show it to be confounded by procedural and extralegal variables. Thi…

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