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NCJ Number: 140291 Find in a Library
Title: Selected Articles on Racial Disparity and the Criminal Justice System
Corporate Author: Sentencing Project
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 81
Sponsoring Agency: Sentencing Project
Washington, DC 20036
Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This compendium contains a sampling of news coverage and journal articles discussing racial disparity and the criminal justice system.
Abstract: The articles describe both local and national assessments and suggest possible solutions to some of the issues raised here. Some specific topics explored in these articles include racial discrimination in sentencing, selective prosecution based on race, perceptions in the criminal justice system regarding the drug crisis and the impact of drug laws on blacks and white, black and white incarceration rates, racial influences on educational and economic opportunities, and racial disparity in plea bargaining. Articles on criminal justice reform discuss the search for sentencing parity, the burden of proof in discrimination cases, diversion programs, and probation rates for blacks and whites.
Main Term(s): Criminal justice system analysis; Racial discrimination
Index Term(s): Criminal justice system reform; Prosecution; Sentencing disparity
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