U.S. Justice System and the Treatment of Minorities
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The paper looks at three U.S. states - Florida, California, and New York State - and examines the extent to which minorities are significantly over-represented in the penal system/detention facilities of these jurisdictions; because young people are the future of this country, and because youths who find themselves in trouble with the law early in life will undoubtedly fall into trouble later in life, as well, special attention is devoted to the experiences of minorities in the criminal justice systems of each of the three states. The type of approach the writer is pursuing in addressing this problem is, in its initial stages, two-fold: firstly, the available literature is reviewed to show that, without question, there is a serious problem that needs to be confronted; and, secondly, the paper looks at a variety of studies that suggest alternatives to the current conventional practice of merely "locking up" minorities who commit crimes without appreciating the sociological and economic factors that predispose them towards crime. As the third step of the proceedings, a comparative analysis is undertaken of the criminal processing records in each of the states mentioned above and whether or not minorities are more likely to be subjected to lengthy prison terms than whites who commit the same crimes.
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