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Myth of a Racist Criminal Justice System

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

The criminal justice system is an integral part of American government and the American historical experience. The system's institutional components, law enforcement, courts and corrections, derive their authority from constitutional and statutory sources. Historically, the ...

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