Race in America: Race in the Criminal Justice System, 1st Edition

  • Alexis Burling
  • Published By: Essential Library
  • ISBN-10: 168078627X
  • ISBN-13: 9781680786279
  • DDC: 364.973
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 112 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released May 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Everyone’s daily lives are affected by race and racism in America. This book examines the experience of minorities in the court and prison system, delving into the historical institutions and laws that underpin today’s system and exploring what governments and activists are doing to face these issues. Features include essential facts, a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Death of Sandra Bland.
2: A New Century Divided.
3: The War on Drugs.
4: Immigration and the Criminal Justice System.
5: The Scourge in Sentencing.
6: Behind Bars.
7: Post-Prison Prejudice.
8: The Prison Reform Movement.
Essential Facts.
Additional Resources.
Source Notes.
About the Author.