Racial Incarceration Disparity Among States

Social Science Quarterly, Vol. 78, No. 4, p. 1000, December 1997

12 Pages Posted: 15 Apr 2005  

Jeff Yates

Binghamton University - Department of Political Science

Abstract

This study uses multivariate regression analysis to assess state-to-state variation in levels of racial incarceration disparity. The results indicate that incarceration disparity is affected by a number of factors including racial disparity in arrest rates and relative economic well being. Further, such disparity appears to be ameliorated by black political mobilization in both conventional and unconventional forms.

Keywords: Racial, Incarceration, Imprisonment, Legal, States, Disparity, Mobilization, Political

Suggested Citation

Yates, Jeff, Racial Incarceration Disparity Among States. Social Science Quarterly, Vol. 78, No. 4, p. 1000, December 1997. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=690723

Jeff L. Yates (Contact Author)

Binghamton University - Department of Political Science ( email )

Binghamton, NY 13902
United States

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