Racial Disparities Associated with the War on Drugs

This research examines the harmful effects of the war on drugs with specific importance placed on racial inequalities. I explore the current drug war in an effort to present statistical observation of those arrested, sentenced, and incarcerated for drug-related offenses. As a means to better underst...

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Main Author: Duncan, Jamie Michelle (Author)
Contributors: NC DOCKS at Appalachian State University (Author)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
Published: 2012
In:Year: 2012
Online Access: Volltext (kostenfrei)
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Summary:This research examines the harmful effects of the war on drugs with specific importance placed on racial inequalities. I explore the current drug war in an effort to present statistical observation of those arrested, sentenced, and incarcerated for drug-related offenses. As a means to better understand the racial disparities that exist within the criminal justice system, I draw upon several key theorists to lay foundation for the discussion contained herein. Upon presenting statistical data from a myriad of sources, I will explore the outcome variable of racial disparity as a result of the war on drugs