Race in the criminal justice system

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Click to edit Master subtitle style  2/21/11 Race in the Judicial System Justin Currin
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 2/21/11 Thesis  n Are African Americans discriminated against in the  criminal justice system?
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 2/21/11 Statistics n 57% African American compared to the 41% white n 16.2% chance an African American to 2.5% white n The race of the plaintiff and defendant play factors n for murder, Blacks serve 91.7 months vs. 79.8 months  for whites n for rape, 55 months for Blacks vs. 43.9 for whites
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 2/21/11 Statistics n for kidnapping, 41 months for Blacks to 37 for whites  n for robbery, 37.4 for Blacks to 33.3 for whites
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Why? n Gary Highsmith says, “ those in the criminal justice  system believe that whites are harder to catch, they  inevitably concentrate their energies elsewhere, usually  upon black males” (Black Skin). n
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