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dc.rights.licenseIn Copyrighten_US
dc.creatorKern, Kathleen A.
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-03T13:59:35Z
dc.date.available2013-12-03T13:59:35Z
dc.date.created2009
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11021/24186
dc.descriptionKathleen A. Kern is a member of the Class of 2009 of Washington and Lee University.en_US
dc.descriptionCapstone; [FULL-TEXT FREELY AVAILABLE ONLINE]en_US
dc.description.abstractMy experiences as an investigator at the Public Defender Service for DC sparked my interest in this topic of racial and economic discrimination in the criminal justice system. I examine previous research and case studies from different states across the United States dealing with sentencing disparities at various levels of severity in non-capital criminal behavior and draw conclusions. I then consider alternative sentencing options, including programs for drug rehabilitation, mental health institutions, counseling, education programs, job training, and other community outreach programs that might offer a better chance at reforming those convicted of criminal behavior. These alternatives will provide a greater capability for criminals to reform themselves and to improve their lives; judges, as I later show, discriminate based upon race during sentencing, and thus, decrease the capability of achievement, in Amartya Sen's terms, for those convicted of criminal behavior based upon race. . . . [From Introduction]en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityKathleen A. Kern
dc.format.extent22 pagesen_US
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dc.subject.otherWashington and Lee University -- Capstone in Shepherd Poverty Programen_US
dc.titleRacial and Economic Discrimination in the American Criminal Justice System: An Investigation of and Alternatives to Judicial Sentencing in Criminal Courts in Non-Capital Casesen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.rights.holderKern, Kathleen A.
dc.subject.fastCapabilities approach (Social sciences)en_US
dc.subject.fastRace discriminationen_US
dc.subject.fastJusticeen_US
dc.subject.fastPovertyen_US
dc.subject.fastLegal assistance to the pooren_US
dc.subject.fastMandatory sentencesen_US
dc.subject.fastSubstance abuseen_US
dc.subject.fastPrison sentencesen_US


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