Remember, don’t feel obligated to answer every question. Pick one that interests

Remember, don’t feel obligated to answer every question. Pick one that interests

Remember, don’t feel obligated to answer every question. Pick one that interests you the most and reply to that. If you want to answer more than one, just start a new thread so it’s easier for those responding to your post to track the threads and respond accordingly. Also, please remember that each response must be at least 150 words in length, per the syllabus.
Readings for this post: Banks, ch. 4-6, Stevenson ch. 10-14, Braswell, stories 11-15.
After reading this chapter, how has your opinion changed regarding racial discrimination in the criminal justice system? In other words, if you previously thought it was rare, what are your thoughts now? If you thought it was only in policing (or sentencing, etc.), were you surprised to see how prevalent it is throughout the system? How can we change this? See this article for a graphical representation: “There’s blatant inequality at nearly every phase of the criminal justice system”.
It’s not just a racial issue, but a gendered racial issue, and it’s affecting juveniles as well – see the following webpage: “Juvenile Justice”. As social science students, these statistics and articles should be alarming. It’s not just criminal justice with a race issue and we all have a part in fixing it. Please choose one of the articles listed on the website. Briefly summarize it (no more than 50 words) then answer the following questions or discuss how the article relates to what we have learned so far. What can you do to affect change? Or, if you think you cannot (or should not) affect change, why not?
Discuss how you think the American justice system would be different if it were inquisitorial instead of adversarial. Would you recommend making this change? Why or why not?
Read Case Study 4.1 on page 106. See article “When Prosecutors Defend a Wrongful Conviction, Who Prosecutes the Real Perp?” and then read “Lead prosecutor apologizes to death row exoneree”. It can be assumed all these prosecutors initially acted in good faith – why the unethical behavior of some to accept and correct an error? What are your thoughts about Marty Shroud’s apology and his argument for compensation? Is he acting ethically?

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