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NCJ Number: 148737 Find in a Library
Title: Achieving Justice in a Diverse America: Summit on Racial and Ethnic Bias in the Justice System
Corporate Author: American Bar Association
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 760
Sponsoring Agency: American Bar Association
Sale Source: American Bar Association
United States of America
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume contains documents emanating from the American Bar Association's summit on racial and ethnic bias in the U.S. justice system.
Abstract: The ABA Task Force on Minorities and the Justice System recommended reforms in the areas of both criminal and civil justice, that related to the treatment of minorities by the police, courts, prosecution, and defense systems. This volume contains background on the Native American, Hispanic, National, and National Asian Pacific Bar Associations. Issues that are covered in detail here include race and gender bias in the courtroom, judicial appointments, and findings from the report of the New York State Judicial Commission on Minorities. Symposia held during the summit focused on barriers to racial and ethnic justice, death penalty issues, strategies for the development of minority recruitment and retention programs, and the justice system's ability to provide services free of bias.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): American Bar Association (ABA); Courts; Criminal justice system reform; Racial discrimination; Victims of Crime
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