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Drug Sentencing

  • By: Frank Butler
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

Since the advent of the War on Drugs in the 1980s, sentencing for drug offenses has been the predominant force driving expansion of criminal punishment in the United States. The increased use of criminal sanctions has disproportionately affected people of color. ...

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