Black Lives Matter: Eliminating Racial Inequality in the Criminal Justice System

SentencingProjectSquareThis paper from The Sentencing Project identifies four key features of the justice system that contribute to its disparate racial impact and high volume of contact with people of color. It also presents recent best practices for targeting these inequities, drawn from adult and juvenile justice systems around the country. The best practices identified include revising policies and laws that create disparate racial impact and socioeconomic inequalities; addressing implicit racial bias among criminal justice professionals; reallocating resources to create a fair playing field; and redirecting public spending toward crime prevention and drug treatment.

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