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Punishing race : a continuing American dilemma

Author: Michael H Tonry
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
Series: Studies in crime and public policy.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How can it be, in a nation that elected Barack Obama, that one third of African American males born in 2001 will spend time in a state or federal prison, and that black men are seven times likelier than white men to be in prison? Blacks are much more likely than whites to be stopped by the police, arrested, prosecuted, convicted, and imprisoned, and are much less likely to have confidence in justice system  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Tonry, Michael H.
Punishing race.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2010015822
(OCoLC)610466060
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael H Tonry
ISBN: 9780199974184 0199974187
OCLC Number: 801974025
Awards: Commended for Minnesota Book Award (Nonfiction) 2012
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 204 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: A continuing American dilemma --
Imprisonment --
Drugs --
Race, bias, and politics --
Ideology, moralism, and government --
Doing less harm.
Series Title: Studies in crime and public policy.
Responsibility: Michael Tonry.

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How can it be, in a nation that elected Barack Obama, that one third of African American males born in 2001 will spend time in a state or federal prison, and that black men are seven times likelier than white men to be in prison? Blacks are much more likely than whites to be stopped by the police, arrested, prosecuted, convicted, and imprisoned, and are much less likely to have confidence in justice system officials, especially the police. In Punishing Race, Michael Tonry demonstrates in lucid, accessible language that these patterns result not from racial differences in crime or drug use but p.

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"Michael Tonry's discussion and explanation of the racial disparities in prison, including black arrests for drug offenses, will change the way we think about fairness in our criminal justice system. Read more...

 
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