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ROTW: Black Lives Matter: Eliminating Racial Iniquity in the Criminal Justice System

Monday, February 23, 2015

Black Lives Matter: Eliminating Racial Inequity in the Criminal Justice System provides a comprehensive review of programs and policies across the nation and identifies a broad range of initiatives that can address racial disparities at all levels of the criminal justice system.

In the wake of the tragedies in Ferguson and other cities, excessive police contact has been identified as a major cause of the disproportionate rate of fatal police encounters for African Americans and Latinos. Policing is just one of many stages of the justice system in which people of color are disadvantaged relative to whites.

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