Negative images: a simple matter of black and white? : an examination of "race" and the juvenile justice system
A study in two parts of 'race' and sentencing in the juvenile justice system; the impact of pre-sentence reports in contributing to differential sentencing for black youths and the implications for anti-discriminatory social work practice.
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African-caribbean defendants alternative to custody amongst anti-racism argued Asian defendants caribbean causes of offending children and young circumstances committed community alternative community service orders consequence consideration court appearance court report crime criminal activity Crown Court Crown Prosecution Service delinquency descriptive terms discriminatory practice disparity of sentencing effect ethnicity factors families high tariff sentences Home Office identified ideologies impact individual institutional racism involving Black defendants issues justice process juvenile justice system Juvenile Liaison juvenile offenders key stages Magistrates notions offence(s offending behaviour operation over-representation of African-caribbean over-representation of Black over-represented perceived positive previous proceedings race racism relation remand report authors REPORT CONTENT ANALYSIS response risk of custody sample scores sentencing options sentencing outcomes SIR authors SIR practice social background information SOCIAL INQUIRY REPORT Social Services Department social workers stereotypical supervision order Tipler welfare needs West Midlands Police whilst white African white defendants youth justice