Racism in Justice System
Overview of social & economic racism in U.S. & analysis of effects of disparity between black & white defendants in crack & powdered cocaine cases.
# 13125 | 2,250 words | 7 sources | 1997 |
Published on Jul 05, 2003 in Law (Criminal) , African-American Studies (Racism) , Psychology (Alcohol and Drugs) , Criminology (Drugs Enforcement)
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From the Paper:"The criminal justice system, in the United States, contains elements of racism. This is especially apparent in the mandatory jail sentencing legislation for illegal drug charges. A sentencing disparity exists, between individuals, arrested for crack cocaine and powdered cocaine possession. This sentencing disparity is the result of mandatory sentencing guidelines, which require different lengths of jail terms for conviction of possession, of the different forms of cocaine. The law, as it is written, has racial implications. The words, of the law itself, are not racially discriminatory, but the application of the law, and the sociological effects of the law are racially discriminatory. The reasons behind the law and the discriminatory aspects of the law are varied. These background issues will need to be addressed in order to find a solution to.."
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