Explain why youth of color are overrepresented in the juvenile justice

You will be asked to write a 5-7 page paper on the topic listed below. In writing your paper, you are required to read, use and cite a minimum of three (3) articles. Your sources must be articles, please do not cite a website unless it is a government source (e.g., Center for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/).Please note that this is not a reaction paper and you will need to use articles to support your points.Your grade for the final paper includes three different assignments:


Paper Assignment #1: Journal Articles (due March 14)

Please identify three (3) articles from peer-reviewed journals that relate to the topic you’ve chosen. After identifying the articles, please 1) identify which topic you chose; 2) list the articles as citations (in APA style); and 3)briefly describe why you chose this article and how it fits with your paper topic.


Paper Assignment #2: Paper Outline (due April 11)

Please submit an outline for your final paper. Your outline should be a roadmap for where your paper will begin, what it will address, and how it will conclude. You should also indicate where your journal articles (from Paper Assignment #1) will fit within the paper.


Paper Assignment #3: Final Paper (due May 14)

Final papers must be a minimum of 5 pages,double-spaced and written in 12pt Times New Roman font with 1-inch margins all around. Papers should also follow APA guidelines, including a title page and list of references on separate pages.The title page and reference list do not count towards the page minimum. Please do not write in the first person. There is a Final Paper Rubric that you can review under the Course Informationtab – this will give you a better sense of what I will be looking for when grading your final paper. Your paper must be posted through the Blackboard link no later than 11:59pm on May 14, 2019.


APA Style

Below are some resources that will assist you with APA style. I have also provided a Blackboard link to the John Jay library’s APA style guide.


1. APA Style Guide, 6th Edition: Available at John Jay Library reference desk (BF76.7 .P83 2010)

2. John Jay Library: http://guides.lib.jjay.cuny.edu/content.php?pid=136486&sid=1169197

3. Owl Purdue: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/



 Paper Topic

     Research has consistently found that youth of color are overrepresented in the juvenile justice system. Please describe this overrepresentation in more detail using the existing literature. What does the literature say about the reasons for this? What would be the best way to ensure that there is equality in the system?

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