Ethnic Origins and the Disposition of Delinquents in Israel

Giora Rahav*

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Theoretical considerations lead to the hypothesis that the dispositions of juvenile cases affecting Oriental Jews will be harsher than those affecting European Jews in Israel. Further, that Arab juveniles will be dealt with more harshly than will either European or Oriental Jews. Analysis of official delinquency data reveals that this is the tendency. However, the authoritarian structure of the Arab community rather than prejudice explains the difference in handling Jewish or Arabic cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-74
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1980
Externally publishedYes


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