DONALD BLACK

DONALD BLACK - o How did this system do? Percentages of...

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DONALD BLACK (law = governmental social control) - divide all social life into 5 categories o vertical o Horizontal o Corporate o Narrative o Cultural - Vertical o Stratification o Who has more resources o How does it affect Upward deviance is treated as more serious than downward Greater developed resources = greater law - Horizontal o Relational distance o Law varies directly with relational distance o More distance = more law - Mandatory sentencing guidelines o Type of crime o Amount of damage inflicted o Prior criminal history o Cooperation o Put in action to reduce judges discretion Simply add up points Reduce racism in the system
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Unformatted text preview: o How did this system do? Percentages of cases tried that are convicted and amount of time served ALL OFFENSES • Blacks 75% with 58 months served • Whites 73% with 45 months served Murder • Blacks 95% with 233months served • Whites 96% with 205 months served Robbery • Blacks 92% with 99 months served • Whites 92% with 85 months served Larceny • 70% with 40 Months • 69% with 29 Months Drug sales • 78% with 56 months • 77% with 41 months o also increased the amount of time that women spent in prison o...
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course SOC 210 taught by Professor Tatum during the Fall '07 term at Calvin.

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