Race predicts harshness of juvenile sentencing

A new study from Stanford University, published in PLoS and reported in PsychCentral has demonstrated that the race of the accused plays more of role in sentencing than does the crime itself.  Caucasian youth are seen as in development, and therefore remediable, while youth of colour are seen as adults who will not change their ways.  Scary to think that racial attitudes prevent us from seeing the person behind the mask.


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