Racial Disparities in the U.S. Criminal Justice System

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  • Disparities in Police Activity
  • Disparities in Trials
  • Relying on a Flawed Defense System
  • The Verdict
  • A Jury of Your Peers
  • The Color of Your Skin Influences Sentencing
  • Capital Punishment Designed for Blacks?
  • War on Drugs, War on Blacks
  • We Have Facts. So What Can We Do to Change It?
  • Race Matters
  • Despair

Relying on a Flawed Defense System

The crippled state of the public defender system disproportionately affects racial minorities because Black and Latino defendants are far more likely to need the services of a public defender than their white counterparts.

(Photo: Joshua Lott/Reuters)

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