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Sentencing disparity

  • The Changing Racial Dynamics of Women's Incarceration

    “Scholars are beginning to analyze the relative contributions of changes in crime rates, criminal justice policies, economics, and demographics to
  • An Impact Evaluation of Three Strategies Created to Reduce Disproportionate Minority Contact and the Detention Population: Final Report

    “The goal of this project was to examine the effectiveness of three distinct strategies (revision of a detention index, a procedural change in revi
  • Prison Gerrymandering Project

    This is an excellent resource for getting up-to-date on this issue threatening the democratic process.
  • Bending the Curve: Juvenile Corrections Reform in Texas

    “During the past six years, Texas overhauled its juvenile corrections system, enacting a series of reforms that led to a significant reduction in t
  • Criminal Justice in the 21st Century: Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System

    “The conference assembled a distinguished group of criminal justice experts ...
  • Report of The Sentencing Project to the United Nations Human Rights Committee: Regarding Racial Disparities in the United States Criminal Justice System

    “This report chronicles the racial disparity that permeates every stage of the United States criminal justice system, from arrest to trial to sente
  • “Give Us Free”: Addressing Racial Disparities in Bail Determinations

    “This article considers racial disparities that occur nationally in the bail determination process, due in large part to the lack of uniformity, re
  • Disproportionate Minority Contact and Status Offenses

    This report looks at the significant overrepresentation of minority youth among juvenile status offenders.
  • Breaking Down Mass Incarceration in the 2010 Census: State-by-State Incarceration Rates by Race/Ethnicity

    "Social science research has time and again come to the robust conclusion that exposure to the criminal justice system has profound and intergenera
  • Tracking State Prison Growth in 50 States

    If you are looking for an excellent primer on the use of incarceration in the United States, you need to read this.
  • Black Girls Matter: Pushed Out, Overpoliced and Underprotected (2015)

    For girls, as with boys, the failure to receive a high school diploma often places individuals on a pathway to low-wage work, unemployment, and inc