Racism: The Crime in Criminal Justice

Loyola Journal of Public Interest Law, Vol. 13, pp. 417, 2012

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law Research Paper No. 2012-1

11 Pages Posted: 11 Dec 2012  

William P. Quigley

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law

Date Written: August 14, 2012

Abstract

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.

Keywords: race, criminal justice, racial discrimination

Suggested Citation

Quigley, William P., Racism: The Crime in Criminal Justice (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. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2187456

William P. Quigley (Contact Author)

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law ( email )

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Campus Box 901
New Orleans, LA 70118
United States

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