This research focused on addressing the racial disparities that occur at every stop once a youth is in the system. The research proved the inequalities given to different youth of different races, with some given better treatments than others. Laws have been addressed and put into place nationally in hopes of change. The youth detention centers are changing the perspective of their function; they are meant for rehabilitation rather than actual punishment for the crime committed. There have been studies aside from this one conducted that African Americans are detained and confined at higher rates than youth and are more likely to be sent to correctional facilities with harsher judges who don’t let them off so quickly.