Victim surveys ask individuals to say what crimes they have been victims of. We can get information on ethnicity and offending from surveys when we ask what ethnicity of the person who committed the crime against them. For example in the case of mugging blacks are overly represented among those indentified by victims as offenders. Victim surveys show much crime is intra-ethnic; it takes place within rather than between ethnic groups. For example the British crime survey (2007) found 90% of where the victim was white; at least one of the offenders was also white.
Racial Disparity in Correctional Populations Sarah R. Steiner CJA 423 September 13, 2011 University of Phoenix Racial Disparity in Correctional Populations The irrefutable evidence that minorities are disproportionate represented in the United States prison populations. Many reasons include drug offenses, three strikes law, and social economic disparity. Racial disparity in the correctional population refers to the difference in the number of minorities versus Whites represented inside institutions. Many of those who are incarcerated are not the serial killers, child molesters, or gang members but instead it is the non- violate offenders, also property crimes such as theft, and people with drug abuse problems. It this paper the subject to be analyzed is the racial disparity in correctional populations and the reasons why it happens.
They were triggered by micro issues from conflict between members of minority community and the justice system, the violence was initiated by members of the minority community, and the looting and burning of businesses were the major forms of property crimes. In addition to the immediate trigger of the Rodney King verdicts, a range of other factors can be concluded as reasons for the unrest. A micro issue can be the anger over Korean American shop-owner Soon Ja Du's weak sentence for fatally shooting a black teenager Latasha Harlins was pointed to as a potential reason
The idea behind this research is to try and point out some of the disparities in sentencing, and possibly offer some potential ways to reduce the problem. “Racial disparity in sentencing, historical representation of current biases, plea bargaining and racial profiling are all factors contributing to the current over-representation of minorities in the judicial system, further threatening the African American community and weakening the family. Aggregate data and statistics compiled supports the assumption that African Americans are disproportionately subjected to conditions such as racial profiling, traffic stops leading to searches and seizures yielding minor offenses that lead to incarceration, rather than probation or rehabilitation. Further, they are given much longer, disparate prison sentencing than white offenders under similar circumstances. These systematic disparate treatments contribute to a dysfunctional community and lead to the socioeconomic destruction of the African American family infrastructure.” (Coulson-Clark, et.
Most people though don’t realize this and automatically think because of the color of their skin that they are a lost cost. The Juvenile Justice System is becoming more bias when it comes to sentencing minorities over Caucasians and we should not care about the color of their skin, but the crime that was committed. There are more than 2,500 juveniles in the United States that are serving life without the possibility of parole. Most of these juveniles come from backgrounds that most Americans don’t hear about. The juveniles’ age range from 13-16 years old and most are African American.
Police brutality is abuse by law enforcement, where a police officer feels that because he/she has a badge and a gun therefore it puts them above the law and they can use unnecessary force against another individual. Racial profiling is the tactic of stopping someone because of his or her skin color. Racial profiling mainly targets young Black and Latino men and is believed to be a justified form of law enforcement. the 1991 beating of Rodney King highlights abuse as one of the most pressing civil rights issues in the United States. It demonstrates that racism is still very real and that people continue to be treated based on the color of their skin.
This movie reveals a sign of regress of our society because, most lynching incidents in America which occurred in public spaces and were usually the result of rape allegations involving black male supposedly assailants and white women who were purportedly their victims has not been seeing as a pure act of cruelty and hated from white supremacist calling for “justice”. A proof of this is that today, the noose appears in secluded areas such as school grounds and workplaces (Hyde Turner tragedy at work Conrald, Texas) as a result of racial tension in the U.S. Years after the Civil Right Movement, the battle for respect among all people regardless of the color of their skins and the end of racist organization or movement is far from over. A change has been operated but it is not enough to prevent such actions in the first democratic country of the world. In my opinion, the fact CNN host Kyra Phillips emphasize the importance that “youth people understand the horrors of the noose.” shows that American youth today are more sensitive about racial violence than previous generations of Americans. The essential reasons is because these major racial acts of violence occurred in the past so we should now be able to look at it from a clear, reasonably coherent and tolerant point of view in order to make these events stop.
Due to increasing violence and gang activity numerous steps are now being implemented address gain affiliation in our prison system. Contrary to most of societies popular beliefs, gang affiliated inmates do not make up the majority of incarcerated inmates. In a 2002 national survey only 15,398 gang affiliated inmates were locked-up in state and federal prisons. Many states reported fewer than 1000 gang affiliated inmates in their correctional system. (Kawucha, Marquart, & R, 2006) Despite gang member’s low numbers in correctional facilities, the problems they cause are
Racism in Prisons As much as the criminal justice system tries to disguise racism the writing is on the wall. There are more African Americans that receive prison time than White Americans, even though many times the same crime is committed (CBSCharlotte, 2013). People often times think that the days of racism are over ,when in fact is many people still experience it daily; in places that we think they would not to be subjected to and that is the prison and jails across the United States (CBSCharlotte, 2013). In fact, studies show that one African American male out of three will go to prison (McGivern, 2012). It was also visible that racism is present in prison and the justice system .A study was also conducted that surveyed 1,729 individuals who applied for pardons; 189 of those that applied actually received a pardon; 12 percent of those pardoned were White Americans, 10 percent were Hispanics, and not one African American
African Americans in particular are over represented in prison; though they are 13 percent of the population, they made up 38 percent of the population of state prisons in 2011. The crimes that landed them there are not too different from their White and Hispanic. Eighteen percent of African Americans in states prisons were convicted of drug crimes, compared to 15 percent of Whites and 17 percent of Hispanics. That doesn’t mean that Whites and African American use drugs at similar rates, and African Americans are much likely to be arrested for it-isn’t true, because it is. But African American is also more likely to arrested for other crimes.