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Racial Justice Act

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

The Racial Justice Act was a proposed federal bill that sought to reform the operation of the death penalty. The act would have required prosecutors to explain apparent racial disparities in the imposition of death sentences. The idea is traceable to ...

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