Browsing Undergraduate Research Day 2022 by Author "Speropolous, Lisa"
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ItemRacial Discrimination Within the Criminal Justice System(Southern New Hampshire University, 2022-04-06) Moquin, Cameron; Speropolous, LisaWhile the criminal justice system is theorized, framed, and practiced by most to be "equal for all", the justice system has in practice shown racial discrimination within numerous aspects of our system; both on a state and federal level that prevent our system from functioning in its true intent. From stricter bail restrictions to harsh criminal penalties that lead to longer incarceration rates, the ways in which racial discrimination negatively affects the already questionable criminal justice system plays a consequence within society. Aspects that affect our everyday life and society, such as prison populations; paint the way in which our system has functioned but also has highlighted the distinction in our system: from how we think of it versus what we perceive of it once we see it in action. ItemThe Violence Against Sex Workers(2022-04-06) Hopping, Leah; Speropolous, LisaViolence towards sex workers is an issue that plagues this country. The United States has a bias against anything that has to do with taboo subjects. Sex work is a profession that has a bad reputation and because of that, and the fact that anything that has to do with sex is taboo, the men and women involved are seen as "lesser." The police and society tend to care less about them. This paper dives into the issues that follow the bias and the violence that follows this job.