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Michael Dontis November 5 2007 Introduction to Criminal Justice Professor O’Keefe Discrimination in the Criminal Justice System and the Black Rage Defense On any given day you can open a newspaper and read about a black person being accused or convicted of a crime. Is this the only crime happening or are African Americans the majority of people being processed in the criminal justice system. Either way this is a social epidemic in our country that has to be dealt with. I chose this issue because it’s something I see everyday. Although I won’t be able to find a clear cut problem, I hope to better understand these problems through my research. I also want to use this report to maybe change a few beliefs of my classmates. While many of us have preconceived notions about this issue I will do my research with no bias and make a fair report. The number of black males involved in the criminal justice system shows the disparity between whites and blacks. While blacks are only 12 percent of the population, 33 percent of all black males between the ages of 20-29 are either incarcerated, on probation or on parole 1 . This was an overall increase of 10 percent. This increase of criminal involvement is not secluded to males only. Black women have seen the biggest
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increase of criminal activity over the past 5 years, an increase of 78 percent 1 . The National Law Journal published a poll in which 62 percent of the subjects answered they were “desperate” about personal safety. Thirty-eight percent of blacks answered that they
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