The Role Of Racial Disparity In The Criminal Justice System

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Racial disparity is a problem that has always existed in South Texas and in the Criminal Justice System. There are different perspectives towards the existence of discrimination in this system that the debate of it remains unsolved. Some scholars state that race or ethnicity is not important in the treatment of inmates; nevertheless, most research shows the inequality of the race of inmates and the treatments they receive. In Texas’ prisons, seven out of ten inmates are Hispanics or African Americans, being imprisoned disproportionately thanks to the racist laws of the state. According to the statistics used for this article, Blacks in South Texas are more like to be arrested than any other race; being arrested two times more than Whites; meanwhile

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