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Racial Impact Statements as a Means of Reducing Sentencing Disparities (Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, 2007)

  • Organization: The Sentencing Project
  • Author: Marc Mauer
  • Document Type: Article/News
  • Date Created: Tuesday, January 15, 2008
  • Submitted: Tuesday, January 15, 2008
  • Attachment(s): PDF

Proposes the development of "Racial Impact Statements" as a means of assessing the impact of proposed sentencing policies. Similar to fiscal or environmental impact statements, such a policy would enable legislators and the public to anticipate any unwarranted racial disparities and to consider alternative policies that could accomplish the goals of the legislation without causing undue racial effects.

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