Monday, March 14, 2011

Preliminary Report on Race and Washington‘s Criminal Justice System

Written by the Task Force on Race and the Criminal Justice System

To sum up:
We find the assertion that Black disproportionality in incarceration is due  solely to
differential crime commission rates is inaccurate.
We find that facially neutral policies that have a disparate impact on people of color
contribute significantly to disproportionalities in the criminal justice system.
We find that racial and ethnic bias distorts decision-making at various stages in the
criminal justice system, thus contributing to disproportionalities in the criminal
justice system.
We find that race and racial bias matter in ways that are not fair, that do not advance
legitimate public safety objectives,  that produce disparities in the criminal justice
system, and that undermine public confidence in our legal system.


See more at the link below:
http://www.law.seattleu.edu/Documents/korematsu/race%20and%20criminal%20justice/preliminary%20report_report_march_1_2011_public_cover.pdf

4 comments:

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