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dc.contributor.authorBinnicker, Sandy L.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-20T19:12:24Z
dc.date.available2013-03-20T19:12:24Z
dc.date.issued2013-03-20
dc.date.submittedJanuary 2012en_US
dc.identifier.otherDISS-12030en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10106/11600
dc.description.abstractRacial disparities throughout the Federal Prison System are perhaps more apparent today than ever largely due to the fact that people are becoming increasingly cognizant of disproportionate sentencing for various types of crimes, most notably for crack cocaine versus powder cocaine offenses established under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. Regardless of their legal origins, or who or what is most responsible for their continued utilization, the uses of disproportionate sentences for similar offenses are part of an alarming trend occurring in our criminal justice system. It is crucial, therefore, to have a better understanding of the magnitude of this problem, both academically, and statistically, so that further efforts can be made to reduce and or prevent this trend from continuing and causing additional devastation. The purpose of this research was to determine if retroactive crack cocaine federal sentencing reforms have been effective in reducing racial disparity rates in the Federal Prison System. A collection of literature, combined with comparison T-tests of federal sentencing data, was analyzed to compare disparity rates before and after the sentencing reform.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipDavis, Jayaen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherCriminology & Criminal Justiceen_US
dc.titleRacial Disparity And The Crack Cocaine Federal Sentencing Guidelinesen_US
dc.typeM.A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeChairDavis, Jayaen_US
dc.degree.departmentCriminology & Criminal Justiceen_US
dc.degree.disciplineCriminology & Criminal Justiceen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Arlingtonen_US
dc.degree.levelmastersen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A.en_US


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