Disproportionate Minority Contact

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Disproportionate minority contact is also refered to the disposition rate number of minority youths that came in contact with the juvenile justice system. However, currently it is used, "to refer to the representation of minorities from arrest through disposition" (Muraskin & Roberts, 2009 P.162). The disproportionate minority contact was amended by congress in 2002, when they wanted to incorporate all the stages of the juvenile justice process. Now, before this the juvenile justice and deliquency prevention Act, would use the term disproportionate minority confinement also known as DMC, "to assess the confinement of minority groups relative to their representation in the population" (Muraskin & Roberts, 2009 P.162). It has been illustrated

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