Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2000 21:50:38 -0800 (PST)

Mike Males on Color of Justice

Irvine -- This Friday's edition of Subversity, a KUCI public affairs program, features an interview with crime hysteria critic Mike Males, on the "Color of Justice." Males has just co-authored a study for the Justice Policy Institute on the role of race and ethnicity in the transfer of juveniles to adult court in California. The show airs from 5-6 p.m. Friday, February 4 on KUCI, 88.9 fm in Orange County and is Web-cast live on

Males, who underwent his Ph.D training at UC Irvine, is a frequent op ed writer, and a contributing writer at OC Weekly. He finds that adult courts are more likely than juvenile courts to imprison nonwhite kids. He found that Latino youth are 6 times more likely, African American youth are 12 times more likely, and Asian/other youth 3 times more likely than white youths to be found unfit for juvenile court and transferred to adult court (see

This is his third appearance on Subversity. We'll also ask him about Proposition 21, the "juvenile injustice" initiative, slated for the March 7 ballot, a proposed law that further criminalizes youth.

Listeners can call (949) 824-5824 to chat with Males during the show, or e-mail

Press release of study
Text of Study [PDF document]
Mike Males' Articles in OC Weekly

Daniel C. Tsang
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