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This section draws heavily on the content of that report in a heavily edited and excerpted form With respect to the administration of the criminal justice system in the United States, problems associated with racial and ethnic discrimination are growing, not receding Today, three of every ten African American males in the United States will serve time in prison, and nationally 14 million black men will be disenfranchised as a result of losing their right to vote due to felony convictions.
Racial profiling and police brutality target people of color for disparate treatment and abuse. The unequal treatment of people of color in the criminal justice system manifests itself in a mushrooming prison population that is overwhelmingly black and Hispanic.
Two million Americans of color, two-thirds of them African American or Hispanic, currently are in prison The disparate treatment of people of color by the criminal justice system is not due to the fact that they commit more crimes. To the contrary, the majority of crimes are not committed by minorities, and most minorities are not criminals.
It is the unequal and discriminatory targeting and treatment of minorities at every stage of the criminal justice process — from arrest to sentencing — that results in the unusually high number of minority arrests, convictions and long-term incarcerations.Racial profiling is a longstanding and deeply troubling national problem despite claims that the United States has entered a “post-racial era.” It occurs every day, in cities and towns across the country, when law enforcement and private security target people of color for humiliating and often frightening detentions, interrogations, and searches.
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The scope of the federal judiciary system includes all federal codes (criminal, civil, and administrative) in all 50 states, U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia. Courts of Appeal These courts make decisions on appeals from lower federal courts, which are subject to review in the U.S.
Supreme Court. The nation’s criminal justice system is broken. People of color, particularly African Americans and Latinos, are unfairly targeted by the police and face harsher prison sentences than their. The early beginnings of the criminal justice system in the United States lacked a formalized structure and used religion and sin as a .
The federal criminal justice system is administered through a court system with judges appointed for life by the President, and confirmed by the United States Senate. I An appointed Attorney General.