Racism: The Crime in Criminal Justice
William P. Quigley
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
August 14, 2012
Loyola Journal of Public Interest Law, Vol. 13, pp. 417, 2012
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law Research Paper No. 2012-1
This article examines the question of whether racial disparities in the U.S. criminal justice system are merely the bad implementation of what would otherwise be a good system, or are an inherent part, and even possibly the intended result, of our state and federal criminal justice policies. After an examination of numerous statistics that show significant racial disparities in the workings of the U.S. criminal justice system, the author surveys the writings of other academic commentators who have concluded that, yes, such disparities are an intended result.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 11
Keywords: race, criminal justice, racial discrimination
Date posted: December 11, 2012
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