The Changing Racial Dynamics of the War on Drugs
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Apr. 30, 2009
ANNOTATION: Factors behind the changes in drug offense convictions from 1999 to 2005, a 21.6% decrease for African-Americans and a 42.6% increase for whites, are investigated. Sections of this report are: overview; changing racial dynamics of incarceration for drug offenses; assessing the declining black population of drug offenses; factors contributing to the decline in African-American drug offense incarceration; the rising white proportion of drug offense prison terms; and conclusion.