Summative Assessment on Race and Ethnicity in the Courts and Correctional department
Wk 4 – Summative Assessment: Race and Ethnicity in the Courts and Correctional department
In Week 3, you researched information about race and ethnicity in the courts and sentencing. Based on that, the summer criminal justice program interns are gaining a good understanding of the demographics within criminal justice and the importance of the research. This week, you review data about race and ethnicity in corrections.
Imagine this scenario: As part of your participation in the summer criminal justice intern program, you have been asked to present on the demographics and disparity of offenders in the courts, probation, corrections, and parole system.
Research statistical sentencing and corrections demographic information. Find data about your local or federal agencies using their websites. Several federal websites are listed in the Resources section beiow-
Create an 8- to 10-slide PowerPoint@ presentation with examples that:
Describe racial and ethnic group demographic information for your state’s:
• Court system
• Corrections department
Probation and parole
Describe how biases might affect courtroom proceedings, such as a bail/bond proceeding, pretrial proceeding, first appearance, and legal representation (i.e., having a private lawyer instead of a public defender;
Explain the racial and ethnic disparity found in corrections
Describe the racial and ethnic disparity using the number of people on probation and parole and include discrepancies in length of time related to each
Provide recommendations on how to address the racial and ethnic disparities in areas discussed. include comprehensive speaker notes.
Cite at least 1 peer-reviewed reference to support your assignment.
Format your citations according to APA guidelines.
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