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cj 303 week 4 and 5 notes

by: Helen Hardin

cj 303 week 4 and 5 notes CJ 303

Helen Hardin
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Racial Minorities, Criminality, and Social Justice
Ebony Johnson

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these are the notes from weeks 4 and 5 in CJ 303
Racial Minorities, Criminality, and Social Justice
Ebony Johnson
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This 3 page Bundle was uploaded by Helen Hardin on Tuesday September 29, 2015. The Bundle belongs to CJ 303 at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa taught by Ebony Johnson in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 50 views. For similar materials see Racial Minorities, Criminality, and Social Justice in Criminal Justice at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa.

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Date Created: 09/29/15
CJ 303 Ebony Johnson WEEK 4 NOTES Modern Racism 0 Subtle 0 Indirect 0 Unintentional 0 Outside conscious awareness 0 Includes internalized privileges that indirectly affect others Traditional Racism 0 Overt 0 Intentional 0 De jure Chapter 1 Race and criminal justice issues 0 Rates of rape and sexual assault against native American women are highest 0 Response is complicated Racial profiling Sex trafficking American Muslims are viewed as terrorists Exoneration Poverty crime incorrect Government housing crime areas Educational opportunities Hopelessness Teen pregnancy Strain theory Lack of nuclear family Drug problems Gangs Violence poverty alone does not cause crime Sentencing 0 Unintended racism occurs 0 Judges make sentencing decisions 0 Prior record education family marital status employment 0 Many minorities come from deprived backgrounds unemployment school troubles family problems 0 May sway judges to judge more harshly WEEK 5 NOTES Racism in criminal justice system 0 Myth 0 Mcdonald is the criminal justice system racist 0 William Wilbanks 0 Not a myth O Coramae Richey Mann Disparity vs Discrimination 0 Disparity 0 Difference not always about discrimination 0 Discrimination 0 Differential treatment not based on behavior or qualifications Factors that contribute to disparity 0 Differentially involved African Americans commit more crimes poverty and unemployment 0 Economic inequality 0 Institutionalized racism residential segregation war on drugs urban vs suburban contact With criminal justice system 0 Pretrial release decisions 0 Prior record 0 Severity of offense Discrimination Disparity I I continuum Systematic discrimination 0 Within entire system Institutionalized discrimination 0 Based on established policies Contextual discrimination 0 In certain situations Individual discrimination 0 By specific justice officials 0 Pure justice 0 No discrimination Theoretical perspectives 0 Con ict theory 0 Asserts law maintains status quo With power base controlled by dominant group 0 Racial disparities in criminal justice are directly connected With all societal inequalities


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