The Juvenile Justice System Unfair For Children

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The juvenile justice system is unfair for children of color, especially African American youth. In both prison kids and the “Black Boy, White Boy” article showed that African American males are more likely to be incarcerated than their Caucasian counterparts that committed the same crime. In fact, African American males are less likely to be referred to rehabilitation programs and often receive strict consequences for their actions. However, I was surprised to find out that even though blacks are more likely to be charged with crimes they are also more likely to also have their charges dropped. But it also raises the question should they have been charged with these crimes in the first place? I feel like training teachers and officers to de-escalate
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