Although, whenever there is racial-based jury nullifications configured by a jury, eye brows start to raise by both sides, and people start to question the integrity of the jury system. The criminal justice system is designed to incarcerate the guilty, and free the innocent. Racial-based jury nullification contradicts this. The principles of this concept can persuade a juror to decide an outcome based on racial issues. This fact alone destroys centuries of work that was done to make our system strong and fair.
A qualitative approach to researching this would be centred on trying to understand the factors and meanings that lie behind the attitudes of ethnic minorities. As such it is closely associated with Max Weber's concept of verstehan. Qualitative research is needed to tease oth the evidence suggested in the item that relations between the police and black or other ethnic minority communities are problematic, especially among young black males where there can be a lack of trust and a degree of hostility. Qualitative data are normally collected in the interpretive tradition through small scale research studies. Such an approach in this case would seek to understand the attitudes of ethnic minorities towards the police through methods such as semi-structured or unstructured interviews.
April 4, 2012 The abolishment of the Double Jeopardy Rule In The United States The Double Jeopardy Rule is one of the most controversial topics today. The U.S. Court system can overturn convictions due to evidence that proves innocence but yet there is a law banning a retrial to prove someone guilty. Therefore The Double Jeopardy Rule should be abolished to create equality in the Court systems, to provide justice to the victims of the crime, and to allow the guilty to be fairly punished. One of the most historic cases in the American Judicial System is the O.J. Simpson case.
Disparity The definition of disparity means that there is a difference among a group of people that are represented. When society witnesses many blacks being placed under arrest for committing crimes, and at least 75% of the prisoners that are black; this may cause individuals to conclude that the judicial system may be racist through discrimination. This is not always the case though. Try stepping back and looking at the crimes that are being committed as well as how serious the crimes were that were committed, and review the history of the criminals (Bilchik, 1999). The system cannot release numbers of criminals just to even out the numbers between the races that are in jail; doing so would be considered discrimination as well.
The tutorial discussion this week was essentially discussing how the system operates and some of the flaws within the system such as false convictions which come about through human error or in extreme cases racial bias (Alberto F. Alesina, Eliana La Ferrara, 2011). There was also discussion about the members of the jury and if they are qualified or competent to decide he guilt or innocence of an individual based on their opinions and perceptions of the trial. My view on the criminal justice system is that overall the system is adequately effective in terms of providing a fair trial for the accused and well suited to punish individuals based on viable evidence and the judgment of experienced judges and magistrates. These issues reflect the interests of the JSB173 unit because the unit focuses on a fair trial through either the
What Is A Wrongful Death Lawsuit? If you suspect that someone committed an action that prematurely caused a family member to die, then you should consult a lawyer. Wrongful death claims can be filed in addition to criminal charges. The criminal and civil charges are not connected to each other. A defendant may be found guilty in one case but not guilty in another.
EEOC Case of Racial Discrimination against DHL The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s role in this lawsuit was to act on behalf of the black drivers who believed that they had been treated unfairly. After receiving more than 20 complaints of discrimination, the EEOC conducted an administrative investigation to discover if segregation or other discrimination had taken place (U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 2010). After the investigation was performed, the EEOC helped the African American employees try to reach a settlement. DHL and the men could not reach an agreement, therefore, on behalf of the federal government, the EEOC helped to process the charges and pursue litigation.
The Judicial System being made up of the federal and state courts hear distinct sort of cases and are responsible for their own system but usually both systems cross paths. Both also head concerns with race-ethnicity or gender because of inequality and social delamination (Farree and Hall, 1996; Steffensmeier, D., & Demuth, S. (2006). According to an article in this week readings, Does Gender Modify the Effects of Race–ethnicity on Criminal Sanctioning?, it establishes “that female defendants receive more lenient sentences than male defendants and that black and Hispanic defendants receive less favorable treatment than white defendants.” Giving “women of color” the upper hand in their gender more so than anything and influence is merely persistent with the male gender. Other courtroom controversies arise through stereotypes, myths, and misunderstandings between different ethnicities and their beliefs and standards which can all be intertwined within the courtroom. The U.S. Constitution gives each individual their own protection rights but as seen in many of cases can be overhauled based on a judge or jury decision and their individual influences.
In contrast, Black Americans perceive that racism is a constant reality in their lives, White individuals continue to respond toward them. Micro-assaults are probably most similar that what has been called “old fashion racism because of their expression is deliberate, conscious, and explicit as seen in many countries around the globe. Racial micro-aggressions are use today towards blacks and Hispanics world-wide. Micro-aggressions reflect an unconscious worldview of White supremacy that directly assails the racial reality of non-White people. Racial micro-aggressions have an accumulative and harmful impact on people of color invalidating them as racial/cultural beings, undermining their spiritual and mental capacity, imposing a false reality on them.
WHY WAS IT SO DIFFICLUT FOR THE JURORS IN TWELVE ANGRY MEN TO MAKE A FINAL VERDICT Reginald Rose’s play Twelve Angry Men portrays the fallibilities of the social justice system. The 8th juror was the main character that allowed the defendant to get a fair trial, however he also made it harder to decide the final verdict. Other jurors, like jurors 9 and 5, who had reasonable doubt, helped the architect reach his “not guilty” verdict, by clarifying some of the testimonies and evidences that were given to them, which had an impact on the final decision. While other jurors such as 10 and 3, only served to make the conclusion to the jury more mystifying, by standing in the way of other’s arguments, using aggression, prejudice and forceful tactics. Therefore, the dangers of specific qualities in people are displayed to the readers, using the jurors as microcosms for the different groups of society.