Many experts and politicians believe there is systematic racism throughout the criminal justice system. Is training enough to eliminate such racial bias? We don’t think so.
Indeed, people of color make up about 30 percent of the United States’ population, but they account for 60 percent of those imprisoned. By some estimates, one in three black men is imprisoned in his lifetime, compared to one in 106 white men.
These disparities cannot be explained by differences in criminal activity alone. Evidence shows that black males receive harsher treatment from decision-makers at each stage of the criminal justice process. Decades of training and awareness of racial disparity, and other programmatic changes, have made little difference.
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