Sacrificed on the Altar of Public Safety: The Policing of Latino and African American YouthJournal of Contemporary Criminal Justice (2011)
Past research has grounded young people’s experiences with the police in their neighborhoods and schools, yet lacking from the literature is how the interconnection between these two domains contributes to the hypercriminalization of Latino and African American youth. Forty interviews were conducted with nondelinquent Latino and African American youth who reside in disadvantaged and high-crime neighborhoods. Youths’ reports suggest a tidal wave of violence throughout their neighborhoods and schools, coupled with heavy surveillance and policing. Policy implications are discussed in terms of the school to criminal justice pipeline prevalent in disadvantaged neighborhoods.
- African American,
- racial discrimination
Publication DateAugust, 2011
Citation InformationClaudio G. Vera Sanchez and Ericka B. Adams. "Sacrificed on the Altar of Public Safety: The Policing of Latino and African American Youth" Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice Vol. 27 Iss. 3 (2011) p. 322 - 341 ISSN: 1043-9862
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