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CHAPTER 7 INEQUALITIES IN LAW AND JUSTICE
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The Social Construction of Laws The higher a group’s political and economic position in society, the greater the likelihood that its values and interests will be reflected in and protected by the law. Why is tobacco legal? Differences between crack and powdered cocaine. Street crime vs. corporate crime burglary and robbery cost the United States $3.8 billion a year, while corporate crimes cost over $400 billion a year
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The Laws of Intimacy Miscegenation—sexual contact and marriage between people of different races Implications of the “one-drop rule” Loving v. Virginia, 1967 Same-sex marriage “Defense of Marriage Act” 1996
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Race, Class, and Justice Racial profiling—the inclusion of racial or ethnic characteristics in determining whether a person is considered likely to commit a particular type of crime or an illegal act or to behave in a "predictable" manner
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Prisons Statistics 53% of federal and state prisoners are Latinos or Black
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