by Aurore DELON and Laurent MUCCHIELLI – june 2007
Aurore DELON has two Master’s Degrees in « Political Science Research » (University Versailles-Saint-Quentin). She is a researcher under contract. Laurent MUCCHIELLI, a sociologist and researcher at the CNRS, heads the CESDIP.
Following the November 2005 riots, and in the context of public and political questioning of the functioning of the juvenile justice system, we offered our services to the Presidents of Court and the Juvenile Court of Bobigny to conduct research on the minors arrested by the police during those events. The first result of this study was to clarify some elements of the social and family profile of identified rioters. It also provides a series of findings, outlined below, on how they were treated by the police and the judicial system.