Hispanics and juvenile court dispositions: a county-level study.

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      Research on the treatment of, and factors that affect, Hispanics in the juvenile justice system has been sparse and limited to the Southwest U.S. In this study we examine these issues in terms of juvenile court dispositional severity by comparing Hispanic juveniles to Whites in a Western county. Our findings show that Hispanic juveniles receive harsher dispositions than Whites. The overall finding survives the separate introduction of a number of control variables although the relationship becomes not significant under certain conditions. The implications of these findings are discussed. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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