Racial Incarceration Disparity Among States
Social Science Quarterly, Vol. 78, No. 4, p. 1000, December 1997
12 Pages Posted: 15 Apr 2005
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
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