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September 22, 2022

Council on Criminal Justice releases "Justice System Disparities: Black-White National Imprisonment Trends, 2000 - 2020"

Three years ago, as flagged in this post, the Council on Criminal Justice (CCJ) released a notable report detailing notable modern changes in the modern demographics of prison, jail, probation, and parole populations titled "Trends in Correctional Control by Race and Sex."  Today, CCJ has released another important data report looking a racial disparity data under the title "Justice System Disparities: Black-White National Imprisonment Trends, 2000 - 2020."  The full report is available at this link, and here is what's listed as "key findings" in the first few pages of the full report:

September 22, 2022 at 12:22 PM | Permalink


Maybe the report does address this, but I'm not seeing in your list there them addressing the issue of why blacks are incarcerated at a disparate rate.

Is that to preserve the delusion there is racism in the system? Is that too hide the fact of overwhelming black violence?

I have no doubt that this becomes just another one of those flawed studies because they refuse to talk as realists. How much disparity would there have been if the crime committed rates were the same? That's really the only question that should be asked at the beginning of every one of these political (not scientific) screeds.

Posted by: restless94110 | Sep 22, 2022 1:46:04 PM

I read this report yesterday and pleased to see the narrowing of the black-white incarceration disparity. State and Federal legislators, judges and activists have made great strides in addressing inequality in the criminal justice system. There is still work to do, but we are in the right direction.

Restless94110, if you read the report you would know that it does cover black arrest and imprisonment rates. Black people are imprisoned at a higher rate for violent crimes than black people. However, blacks are arrested for violent crimes at a lower rate now than 20 years ago. The issue is blacks being sentenced to longer prison terms than white folks for crimes. You also conveniently ignore that blacks are imprisoned at lower rates for drug and property crimes in 2020 than in 2000. You should read reports before you ignorantly criticize them.

Posted by: anon | Sep 23, 2022 4:45:46 AM

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