If the only reason to pull someone over depends on his or her race, this causes a discriminatory impact. Police departments begun to review data on stops and change police officers behaviors, arguments and attitudes towards the leading of stereotype based discriminatory treatment. (Racial profiling, 2012) This researcher frowns much upon racial profiling but with surveys conducted every day on who is likely to commit a crime, and what age, and what sex, and what minority group then people tend to lean towards these surveys proving that race is a huge part of crime involvement. In conclusion, criminal profiling works as an investigative tool to help solve crimes. Criminal profiling has come a long way and still needs a lot of improvement.
Even though all of these strains have an influence on the racial differences in crime, I believe that the community contributes a lot to these differences. By observing at a community, one can derive that a community branches out to numerous types of strain. According to the text, African Americans show a disproportionate number of residents who occupy areas where there are higher rates of violence and economical disadvantages. These disadvantaged neighborhoods usually lack good public schools, job opportunities, and more often promote criminal behavior. With the lack of job opportunities in a poverty infused area, one might succumb to criminal
The Ministry of Justice states that members of the black communities are seven times more likely than white people to be stopped and searched , three and a half times more likely to be arrested, and five times more like to be sent to prison. However, such statistics do not tell us whether members of one ethnic group are more likely than members of another group to commit an offence in the first place – they simply tell us about involvement with the criminal justice system. For example, differences in stop and search or arrest rates may simply be due to policing strategies or to discrimination by individual officers, while differences in rates of imprisonment may be the result of courts handing down harsher sentences to minorities. In addition to statistics on the ethnicity of those individuals who are involved with the criminal justice system, we can call on two other important sources of statistics
Racism is the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races. Racism has evolved throughout the years. From the Los Angeles Rodney King beating to the slaying of Michael Brown in St. Louis, law enforcement officials continue making racism an issue within the world. People don’t always understand what the officer faces, though. Police Officers must make quick determinations of wrong doing in most situations.
DeVry University SOCS350: Cultural Diversity in the Professions Research Paper Scenario 3 Topic Proposal Date: 04/17/2013 My topic proposal for this project is scenario 3: Why are Black men in the age of 25 to 29 are more likely to be in jail than are people of White or Latino descent? The reasonsthel be that 1 year; age, race, on compared any demographic in the United States. why l chose this scenario is because l have worked in a prison system incorporated in a hospital before and l would like to know more on the subject. This topic is important to the study of cultural diversity because l believe that we have the greatest interest in managing cultural diversity effectively and according to all applicable laws written to fulfill such statutory duties while we continue to incarcerate human beings for violating our laws. My expectation for this research is to have an in-depth knowledge of why more black people are in prison compared to any racial demographics in the United States.
Lastly, it has been well documented within the oppression framework that the law is biased against the lower class. The notion of “triple jeopardy” argues that the African American woman is thrice victimized by the aforementioned biases (Russell-Brown, 2004, p. 130). With this in mind, this paper seeks to explain the subjugated position of African American women within the criminal justice using the major themes
Cultural Diversity in Criminal Justice July Wright University of Phoenix Cultural Diversity in Criminal Justice CJA 423 Shomari Gilford March 25, 2011 Cultural Diversity in Criminal Justice Capital Punishment or the death penalty is one of the most controversial issues on American soil, exceeded by only those condemned to the wages of this unquestionable sin. Minorities such as Hispanics and African Americans, aggregate this continuous barrage of discrimination. Racial minorities are inexplicably prosecuted for violent crimes. It has become a debatable issue for a long period of time. Some people still believe that being born as a Hispanic or African American means becoming less of a person which is quite unfair for it is not the
With a future study of African Americans or Hispanics offenders have dealt with twenty-five year sentences to only 2.4 times the harshness of a ten-year sentence. The second part is the increasing throughout the 90's and beginning of 2000, with the possession charges against felons being prosecuted by the state and local courts. Later on revealed many reasons that gun related cases will continue to increase because sentencing could contribute to lowering crimes that are violent. Also to add with part II there were results that led to hard federal sentencing within violent crimes. Goals were too hash to complete throughout the federal government to provide such programming that would be missing, so in most districts harsh sentencing could be the result of controlling crime (Karl C. McDonald & George K. Alpine,
Introduction Giving a glaze of attention towards prison populations today in countries such as Britain and America, it is not hard to see that most prisons got racial disproportionality where most of the prisoners are not ‘white’. A question that criminologists has been pondering on for the last decade where as if the racial disproportionality in prisons has to do with errors in the criminal justice. Another question criminologist has been debating about for the last decade is if ‘blacks’ do commit more crime than whites and if they do, has that got to do with the racial disproportionality in prisons. Some researchers claim that ‘blacks’ have a lower IQ than others which leads to the disproportionality. Other claims that it has to do with
Law Enforcement is making arrest every minute from different ethnic groups. Law enforcement officer’s relationship with different ethnic groups has been a rocky road for a very long time because of cultural differences and social differences. Sometimes the lines of communication seem to be strained between officers and minorities. Many minorities feel as though the officers patrol their communities with an iron fist instead of with compassion or equality. The police today must contend directly with a number of issues that carry a racial subtext both in fact and in perception: crime, drugs, disorder, civil unrest, and police brutality.