Event Title

P-39 Racial Equity in the Berrien County Criminal Legal System: An Examination of Justice

Location

Buller Hall 207

Start Date

3-11-2022 1:30 PM

End Date

3-11-2022 1:30 PM

Department

Behavioral Sciences

Description

Do racial disparities exist in any aspect of the Berrien County Criminal Justice system? This study seeks to explore potential racial inequities that reside amongst a local county’s criminal justice system. Through an analysis of jail data from the Berrien County Jail, we plan to highlight disparities amongst prisoners which pertain to specific demographic variables––including racial/ethnic identity. By considering previous research on racialized social systems, we plan to establish our results on a more community-applicable scale in an effort to aid in the elimination of racial injustice on a criminal justice level.

Acknowledgments

Advisor: Kristen Witzel, Behavioral Sciences

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P-39 Racial Equity in the Berrien County Criminal Legal System: An Examination of Justice

Buller Hall 207

Do racial disparities exist in any aspect of the Berrien County Criminal Justice system? This study seeks to explore potential racial inequities that reside amongst a local county’s criminal justice system. Through an analysis of jail data from the Berrien County Jail, we plan to highlight disparities amongst prisoners which pertain to specific demographic variables––including racial/ethnic identity. By considering previous research on racialized social systems, we plan to establish our results on a more community-applicable scale in an effort to aid in the elimination of racial injustice on a criminal justice level.