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Table Of Contents

LIST OF TABLES
LIST OF FIGURES
Purpose of the Study
Research Questions and Hypotheses
Assumptions
Justification of the Study
Delimitations and Scope
Significance of the Problem
Ethnicity and Case Processing
Differential Involvement
Differential Treatment
Structural-Processual
Macro-contextual
Disparities in the Rates of Juvenile Delinquency
Theoretical Basis for Discussion of Gender Bias
Female Stereotypes in Juvenile Court Processing
Empirical Evidence of Gender and Ethnic Bias in Case Processing
Discussion of Literature Review
Summary
Research Design
Variables of Interest
Independent Predictor Variables
Dependent Variables
Predictor Attribute Variables
Variables in the Research Model-Theoretical Framework
Methods of Data Analysis
Evaluation of Research Methods for Quantitative
Description of the Sample
Analysis of the Research Questions
Research Questions 1 and 2
Research Questions 3 and 4
Interpretations
Research Questions (Gender and Ethnicity Effects on Adjudication)
Research Questions (Gender and Ethnicity Effects on Disposition)
Practical Implications
Conclusion
Recommendations for Future Study
REFERENCES
BIBLIOGRAPHY
GLOSSARY
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Juvenile Justice Case Processing

Juvenile Justice Case Processing

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This study examines the impact of gender and ethnicity on two-decision stages- adjudication, and disposition- of juvenile justice court case processing in Broward County, Florida during 2002 to 2003 from a sample of the total population of 30,696 juvenile’s referral to the juvenile justice system. The results of the study are as follows: a larger proportion of Blacks at the adjudication stage was found guilty (71%) than Whites (58%), Hispanics (62%), or Other (56%). A larger proportion of males were found guilty than female (31%). The results at the disposition stage are as follows: A small proportion of Blacks received intermediate sanctions (85%) than Whites (89%), Hispanics (86%), or Other (98%). A small proportion of males (84%) received intermediate sanctions than females (95%).
This study examines the impact of gender and ethnicity on two-decision stages- adjudication, and disposition- of juvenile justice court case processing in Broward County, Florida during 2002 to 2003 from a sample of the total population of 30,696 juvenile’s referral to the juvenile justice system. The results of the study are as follows: a larger proportion of Blacks at the adjudication stage was found guilty (71%) than Whites (58%), Hispanics (62%), or Other (56%). A larger proportion of males were found guilty than female (31%). The results at the disposition stage are as follows: A small proportion of Blacks received intermediate sanctions (85%) than Whites (89%), Hispanics (86%), or Other (98%). A small proportion of males (84%) received intermediate sanctions than females (95%).

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