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Race, Crime and Criminal Justice in the United States of America

  • Daniel E. Georges-Abeyie
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Abstract

The Michael Hall article, ‘Thirty-Seven Men’, published in the November 2008 issue of Texas Monthly (Hall, November 2008, pp. 148–64), features short histories of 37 men, all but seven of whom were Non-White, who collectively spent 525 years in Texas Department of Corrections facilities for crimes they did not commit. The 37 DNA exonerations were a fraction of the 222 recent exonerations identified by the Innocence Project, a nonprofit advocacy group for the wrongly convicted (Hall, November 2008, p. 150). The June 12, 2000 issue of Phoenix, Arizona’s premier news daily, the Arizona Republic, published two feature articles on capital punishment, which highlight serious concerns in regard to criminal justice in the USA. These are: ‘AMA asked to endorse execution moratorium’ (2000, June 12, p. A1) and ‘Study: Flaws rife in capital cases’ (2000, June 12, p. A1).

Keywords

Criminal Justice Criminal Justice System Social Distance Racial Identity Property Crime 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel E. Georges-Abeyie
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  1. 1.Texas Southern UniversityUSA

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