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Study: Judges Treat Juveniles Of The Same Race As Themselves More Harshly [NPR]

Thursday, June 2, 2016  
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Researchers studying racial bias examined juvenile court cases between 1996 and 2012 and found judges are more likely to send juveniles of their own race to jail and for longer sentences. The study comes from Naci Mocan at Louisiana State University. Mocon recently decided to analyze thousands of cases in the Louisiana juvenile justice system between 1996 and 2012.

 

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