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Batson v. Kentucky

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

This entry discusses the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Batson v. Kentucky (1986) on the use of peremptory challenges during the jury selection process of the American justice system. The case brought attention to the role of race as reason ...

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