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Criminal Justice System
An examination of the criminal justice system, from its beginnings until present day.
# 65934 | 1,802 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on May 24, 2006 in African-American Studies (Civil Rights) , Law (General)

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In this article the author examines the roots of the criminal justice system, highlighting the civil rights movement as synonymous with the African-American and Hispanic freedom struggles .He discusses the vision of the United States held by most Americans as a democratic and egalitarian nation which sets the framework for the civil rights struggle and the modern day criminal justice system.

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"While it definitely cannot be said that the United States has achieved complete equality in employment, education, voting, and housing, we persist to make slow but steady progress towards that goal. Nevertheless, in one critical arena criminal justice racial inequality appears to be growing, not receding. America's criminal laws, while facially neutral, are too often enforced in a biased manner. Certainly, the injustices of the criminal justice system intimidate to render immaterial fifty years of hard-fought civil rights progress in other areas."

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