Discrimination in Drug Sentencing

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      [Chapter three, Criminal Justice and the Law, Discrimination]

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      INSTRUCTOR: 80% of those people sentenced for crack, cocainewere black.And that shows a huge disparity.If you were caught with five grams of crack, cocaine,your sentence would be approximately five years.If you were caught with 500 grams of powder cocaine,you faced five years.

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      INSTRUCTOR [continued]: The difference is enormous there.And the people using powdered cocainewere, typically, middle-class white males.

Discrimination in Drug Sentencing

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Abstract

Professor Mary Dodge discusses discriminatory practices in the criminal justice system. In her illustration, a white person is charged with the possession of 10 times the amount of narcotics as a black person, yet receives the same prison term.

Discrimination in Drug Sentencing

Professor Mary Dodge discusses discriminatory practices in the criminal justice system. In her illustration, a white person is charged with the possession of 10 times the amount of narcotics as a black person, yet receives the same prison term.

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