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Black Lives Matter: Eliminating Racial Inequity in the Criminal Justice System

by Nazgol Ghandnoosh

Feb 1, 2015

This briefing paper identifies four key features of the justice system that contribute to its disparate racial impact, and presents recent best practices for targeting these inequities drawn from adult and juvenile justice systems around the country. In many cases, these practices have produced demonstrable results.