December 6, 2004
Fascinating and sobering evidence of sentencing discrimination
By Afro-centric features, we mean those features that are perceived as typical of African Americans, e.g., darker skin, fuller lips, or a broader nose. What our research found was that when one examines sentencing from this perspective, those inmates who have more pronounced Afro-centric features tend to receive longer sentences than others within their racial category who have less pronounced Afro-centric features.
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Hello, I am studying bias/discrimination in the courtroom, pertaing to minorities, women and the like.
Can anyone direct me to a statistic-based web site??
Posted by: Dave Mc | Nov 10, 2005 3:19:47 PM
Hi, I am a grad student and I'm actually researching discrimination in sentencing and minorities due to many believe there is a racial disparity, but not discrimination.
Posted by: Natasha | May 6, 2006 8:02:06 PM
We seem to have alot of same crime different sentences bases on who you are in our county.Right now my son is looking at prison for $400 and someone else was just sentence to 20days for $15,000.00. Is there some discrimination law for this?
Posted by: Linda | Jul 31, 2007 6:54:38 PM
sorry didn't realize you needed that information. I'm a working Mom. I do purchasing for an electrical contractor.
Posted by: Linda | Aug 1, 2007 10:50:27 AM
I am doing my research on my assignment in regards to the criminal procedure. I have chosen sentencing as its interested me much as how the courts impose sentencing on convictions. I am just a student doing study on law.
Posted by: Ruiti Uriano | Sep 23, 2008 10:53:40 PM