Nov 30, · But African-American teens in the county were 20 times more likely than their white peers to be arrested and charged as adults in and , The Appeal found. The Appeal made multiple attempts. Sep 26, · The report highlights the enduring inequities in America’s criminal justice system, specifically the fact that black children and children of Author: Michael Harriot.
Jun 05, · As of , 84 percent of the juvenile offenders who received this sentence were African-American. In our own work, we find that race can have a sweeping effect even when people consider the same. With the practice of incarcerating Black youth rooted in the centuries-long implementation and perpetuation of institutional and social oppression, suppression and terror, African-American suspects and defendants sent from juvenile courts to adult jails and prisons are more likely to commit suicide, experience mental illness, and recidivate once they return to their .
This study, released by the Justice Institute in February, , found that in California, African American, Latino and Asian American youth are significantly more likely to be transferred to . After arrest, they stand a much greater chance of being tried as adults. A study found that African-Americans constituted 83% of youth cases filed in adult courts. 6 Youth of color also are much more likely to receive the most extreme sentences.
As of , African American youth were five times as likely as white youth to be detained or committed to youth facilities. A new fact sheet from the Sentencing Project shows that the racial disparity in youth incarceration has increased since , when Black youth were four times as likely as whites to be incarcerated. Dec 22, · Every one of the 45 juveniles housed at the Baltimore City Detention Center on a recent day was an African-American. But blacks only account for percent of the city's population, according to.
Mar 12, · In , 64 percent of juveniles statewide prosecuted as adults were African Americans, nearly double the level of 36 percent. Black youth make up 15 percent of the state's population between 10 and 17 that falls under the jurisdiction of juvenile courts. Mar 19, · Now research suggests that African-American boys are more likely to be viewed as adults than white boys. Social psychology professor Phillip Atiba explains.