Posted: July 10th, 2022
Ethics: Racial Discrimination in Criminal Justice
Disparity in the treatment of people accused of crimes in the United States is statistically undeniable. Chapter 4 in your text discusses the concept of institutionalized racism and the video Black Death in Dixie: Racism and the Death Penalty in the United States (Links to an external site.) explores the premise that the death penalty targets minorities (Nelson & King, 2007). In this discussion, examine the moral implications for the criminal justice system if disparities in searches, arrests, and incarceration sentences continue to be skewed due to race. Provide at least two moral strategies to help combat this current event issue.
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Makio, L. (Producer). (2010). Treat terrorists like enemy combatants, not criminals: A debate (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://secure.films.com/OnDemandEmbed.aspx?token=58315&aid=18596&plt=FOD&loid=0&w=420&h=315&fWidth=440&fHeight=365
Nelson, G. (Director), & King, P. (Executive producer). (2007). Black death in Dixie: Racism and the death penalty in the United States (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://secure.films.com/OnDemandEmbed.aspx?token=39112&aid=18596&plt=FOD&loid=0&w=420&h=315&fWidth=440&fHeight=365
Thomas, G. C., III. (2011). Criminal trials as morality plays: Good and evil Download Criminal trials as morality plays: Good and evil. St. Louis University Law Journal, 55(4), 1405-1432. Retrieved from http://www.slu.edu/school-of-law-home/academics/journals/slu-law-journal
Hicks, W. (2015). CRJ524 professional resources list Download CRJ524 professional resources list. Retrieved from https://bridgepoint.equella.ecollege.com/curriculum/file/78ce1060-b8b0-4666-8a12-ecc460da8d1b/1/CRJ524_Professional Resources List.docx
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