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Mark Leymon, Criminology and Criminal Justice faculty, and student Tanika Siscoe contributed to the report "Youth and Measure 11: Impacts of Mandatory Minimums," recently published by the Oregon Council on Civil Rights in collaboration with the Oregon Jus
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Posted: February 19, 2018

Mark Leymon, Criminology and Criminal Justice faculty, and student Tanika Siscoe contributed to the report "Youth and Measure 11: Impacts of Mandatory Minimums," recently published by the Oregon Council on Civil Rights in collaboration with the Oregon Justice Resource Center. The report outlines the impact or Oregon's ballot Measure 11, enacted in Oregon in 1994. Measure 11 created lengthier, mandatory minimum prison sentences for many person-on-person crimes, for which youth 15 years or older are tried in adult court and subject to the same penalties as adults. Leymon supplied data analysis, which included cleaning, analyzing, and generating tables and figures for the report. Siscoe assisted in research, youth interviews and transcription. The report finds that youth of color are substantially more likely to be charged and convicted of a Measure 11 offense.