Racial Discrimination Within the Criminal Justice System
Southern New Hampshire University
While 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.