Racial Disparity in Sentencing Analytical Essay by ResearchRiter

Racial Disparity in Sentencing
A look at racial disparity in criminal sentencing.
# 122197 | 2,500 words | 17 sources | APA | 2008 | US

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This paper looks at racial disparity in sentencing, which finds that there is discrimination against Blacks and Hispanics in sentencing in criminal courts. In many cases, the Hispanics receive longer sentences, particularly if the crime involves drugs. There is an 8-page paper and a 2-page outline.

From the Paper:

"In federal courts it has been found that ethnicity has a small to moderate effect on sentencing outcomes, with Hispanics being sentenced most harshly followed by Blacks and then Whites. (Steffensmeier and Demuth) Hispanics receive particularly harsher sentenced for drug offenses. A study of the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing showed that different courtroom participants contribute to racial and ethnic disparities under sentencing guidelines and there is differential exercise of discretion by different participants in the courtroom process which contribute to sentencing disparities."

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