Hobbling a generation: young African American men in Washington, D.C.'s criminal justice system - five years later

Citation metadata

Author: Eric Lotke
Date: July 1998
From: Crime and Delinquency(Vol. 44, Issue 3)
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc.
Document Type: Article
Length: 3,696 words

Document controls

Main content

Abstract :

The number of young African American men ages 18 to 35 in the District of Columbia under criminal justice supervision--in prison or jail, probation or parole, out on bond or being sought on a warrant--was compared to U.S. census data for the district. It was found that virtually half (49.9 percent) of that population was under justice control on any given day in early 1997.

Source Citation

Source Citation   

Gale Document Number: GALE|A20862072