Discrimination In The Criminal Justice System

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Even in 2011, it still seems to accept the idea that discrimination still exists in every level of the American Criminal Justice System. The subjects of disparity in sentencing patterns and of the impact of sentencing decisions have been evaluated often in the research over the last several years. Minorities, especially Black and Hispanic groups, appear still to be victims of discrimination in criminal courts. According to Rossi and Berk (1997), Blacks and Hispanics are usually overrepresented as defendants in the criminal courts, and as inmates in prison. This disproportionate representation of racial and ethnic minorities remains a source of considerable concern and perhaps leads to additional problems with discrimination in criminal justice
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