Race Crime and Justice

Race Crime and Justice M3 Paper Note:Use the following sources below for this assignment (customnursingassignments.com) Gabbidon and Greene: Chapters 5 and 6 Alexander: pp. 89-96 of Chapter 2; pp. 119-123 of Chapter 3 U.S. Department of Justice Investigation of the Ferguson Police Departmentopens in a new window, 2015, pp. 42-62 and 68-69 (PDF formatopens in a new window) assignment (customnursingassignments.com): The essence of a judicial system in an open, fair, and just society should be its impartiality. Indeed, we have heard it said, “Justice is blind”. However, the figures regarding the disproportionate number of racial and ethnic minorities living lives of incarceration in the U.S. are staggering. Is the judicial system to blame, or is the judicial system merely the end of the road for people whose lives lead them on a steady, almost direct, path to the courthouse – and then the jailhouse – door? Are the courts responding to a public opinion that stereotypes minorities as prone to crime? As these questions are contemplated, one overarching question emerges: Does the judicial process in the U.S. result in racial discrimination? Consider such procedures as bail, fines, warrants for failure to appear, the right to counsel, plea bargaining, jury selection and sentencing. Cite examples from the Ferguson report and your other readings. How might public policy help ameliorate the plight of a perceived “subculture” of society, i.e. the disproportionate number of racial and ethnic minorities who fall victim to ‘the system’? Also touch on the Batson v. Kentucky, 476 U.S. 79 (1986) case. MLA style and put emphasize on the reading material please.

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