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A public lecture by Dr. Chenelle A. Jones

Event: A public lecture by Dr. Chenelle A. Jones
A Public Lecture by


Dr. Chenelle A. Jones
An Exploratory Analysis of Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) in Ohio


Minority youth historically have been overrepresented in all stages of the juvenile justice systems in America. This issue commonly referred to as disproportionate minority contact (DMC) refers to the proportion of minority youth in the juvenile justice system exceeding their proportion in the overall youth population. Some scholars attribute this phenomenon to differential involvement, referring to the idea that minority youth engage in deviant behavior more frequently than non-minority youth, while others attribute it to differential treatment, referring to the idea that subtle discrimination and institutionalized racism occurs at the various stages of the juvenile justice system. The purpose of this presentation is three-fold: 1) to present findings from a quantitative assessment of DMC in Ohio, 2) to critically analyze and identify barriers to DMC reduction efforts, and 3) to raise awareness of the issue of DMC in the State of Ohio.



Dr. Chenelle A. Jones is an Assistant Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Ohio Dominican University. An Ohio native, Dr. Jones received a Ph.D. in Administration of Justice from Texas Southern University. Dr. JonesŐ research interests include race and crime, policing, juvenile delinquency, and the administration of justice. She is an expert on issues of disproportionate minority contact and racial disparities within both the criminal and juvenile justice systems.
Date and time:November 8, 2012
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location:Area on Campus: OSU Department of African American and African Studies Community Extension Center, 905 Mt Vernon Ave
Contact:Kevin Brooks
Phone Number:292-3922
Event category:Arts and Sciences & African-american And African Studies
Event Type:Lecture

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