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Terms Essay

  • Submitted by: blt1964
  • on December 2, 2013
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Length: 562 words

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Contemporary American Society terms
Racial Profiling: According to the American Civil Liberties Union racial profiling is: Racial profiling is law enforcement and private security practices that disproportionately target people of color for investigation and enforcement. The ACLU works on behalf of individuals who have been victims of racial profiling by airlines, police, and government agencies. The ACLU’s work also encompasses major initiatives in public education and advocacy, including the creation of essential resources, lobbying for the passage of data collection and anti-profiling legislation, and litigation of airline and highway profiling cases. We tend to see this more in smaller, rural areas more than bigger cities because of the fact that bigger cities tend to have more diverse cultures and the people are used to it because they live with it .An example of this was the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case when most agreed with Zimmerman that he felt his life was in danger because of a black young boy, walking alone at night. The stereotypes that we live with every day.

Mandatory Sentencing: This is the definition from Law.com: Mandatory sentencing is a court decision setting which serves to limit judicial discretion through law. Individuals who run afoul of mandatory sentencing laws find themselves facing a minimum number of years in prison. The mandatory sentencing laws vary widely from country to country, and sometimes state to state. While researching this term I came across an article from September that was on the TIME website and written by Maya Rodan, about how the Obama Administration has changed some of the Mandatory Sentencing laws to be more tolerant of the sentencing when it comes to the length of a sentence given to criminals that are caught dealing/doing drugs but are not part of a drug cartel. According to this website: Obama Expands Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Relief | TIME.com...

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