Disproportionate minority contact.

  title={Disproportionate minority contact.},
  author={Alex R. Piquero},
  journal={The Future of children},
  volume={18 2},
For many years, notes Alex Piquero, youth of color have been overrepresented at every stage of the U.S. juvenile justice system. As with racial disparities in a wide variety of social indicators, the causes of these disparities are not immediately apparent. Some analysts attribute the disparities to "differential involvement"--that is, to differences in offending by minorities and whites. Others attribute them to "differential selection"--that is, to the fact that the justice system treats… CONTINUE READING