Soto, a superior court judge in Gloucester County, New Jersey, granted the defendant 's motion to suppress evidence seized after being stopped on the New Jersey Turnpike. The court held that the seventeen defendants who were African Americans, the majority of whom were males, established a case of selective enforcement based on race. In Soto, the defense conducted a study to determine if law enforcement officers were engaged in racial profiling. The study revealed that an adult African American male was present in 88% of the cases where the gender of all occupants could be determined and that where gender and age could be determined, an African American male 30 or younger was present in 63 of the cases. Other examples of racial profiling include an incident involving the Maryland State Police, which settled a lawsuit following the discovery of an internal memo that encouraged state troopers to target African-American males driving east on I-68.
The Destruction of Racial Profiling in Society “Studies show that police are more likely to pull over and frisk blacks or Latinos than whites. In New York City, 80% of the stops made were blacks and Latinos, and 85% of those people were frisked, compared to a mere 8% of white people stopped.Racial Profiling is a way to discriminate others” ( stanford researchers develop new statistical test that shows racial profiling in police traffic stops). Racial Profiling is way to discriminate people by color, or race. Many people such as Hispanics and Black are being blamed for crimes that they do not commit. It has been proven that the police is more likely to accuse a hispanic or black person for a wrongdoing than a white person.
In America’s society, there are an estimated 1.2 million violent crimes committed every year. Adults are not the only individuals that are committing violent crimes. Juveniles are estimated to be involved in twenty-five percent of all violent crimes. Along with these crimes comes the decision on whether these juveniles should be tried as minors or adults, which has created an immense controversy around the United States. Certain juveniles are tried as adults because they must be held accountable for their actions, it brings justice to their victims, and because those individuals have a moral sense.
I enjoyed listening to others and helping them through difficult times. Pursuing a career in social work will allow me to broaden my skills and support the underprivileged in the community. Social work is the platform that will allow me to improve the lives of others and transform their futures. Social work means supporting my community and discovering ways to educate and give resources to those that are in need. I believe my strengths include patience during a stressful situation, organization when trying to remain balanced, and empathy while helping someone through a difficult time.
Numerous studies have provided different perspectives and evidence on the impact of racial inequality in the criminal justice systems, specifically how these racial inequalities affect black Americans. Lisa Miller found in The Invisible Black: Victim, “mistreatment by law enforcement, law-makers, and federalism” in the racial bias toward black Americans (2010). Pettit and Skyes in Civil Rights Legislation and Legalized Exclusion, point out that black males are more likely to end up in jail (2015). A sociologist named David Garland contrived the term “mass incarceration” to explain high incarceration rates in the United States (U.S) (Pettit and Skyes 2015). Currently, the highest incarceration is among black men of 1 in 15 (Miller 2010).
Reflective Paper In my essay I will analyse and reflect on an intervention that happened while on my time at placement. The intervention and background The place I am on placement with is an organisation, which through a program called Therapeutic Recreation can help rebuild the lives of children and their families affected by a serious illness. Children and teenagers can be denied the ordinary experience and participation of growing up, but the psychological encouragement and support at this organization helps these children discover confidence, friendship and trust, enhance self-esteem and gain coping skills. It helps them find the courage and endurance they need to tackle the journey of their illness and the treatment with it and encourage
whose family is originally from the three mentioned areas. The criminal justice system in the U.S. has discriminated against the Latino over time. Many proposals and strategies to address the disparate treatment of Latino/as within the criminal justice system remain unimplemented Latinos constitute the second largest ethnic and racial group in the US whites with a population of 50.5 million meaning that one in every six people in America and one in four children aged 18 years and below are Latino. Despite the fact that Latinos represent a similar proportion as whites, they are dramatically overrepresented as crime victims in our courts, jails and prisons. According to research, they receive harsher treatment in arrests, pretrial proceeding and sentencing than whites charged with same offenses (Morin & Delgado, 2009).
Race and poverty were also side contributors that contributed to the bigger picture of the issue. Racial profiling in poor neighborhoods led to skyrocketing arrests of young black males, completely reversing the black to white ratio of incarcerated individuals. Prison overcrowding is a real issue in our nation, and we are five percent of the world’s population, yet house twenty-five percent of the world’s inmates (Austin, Irwin,
Yet, we continue to call it the juvenile justice system. Where is the justice in a system that allows juveniles to be made into victims of heinous crimes while not providing these children with necessary rehabilitation? Adult prisons are terrible environments for rehabilitation of juvenile criminals. Juveniles are at high risk for sexual abuse and suicide in prison. “Congressional findings in the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 posited that juveniles were five times as likely to be sexually assaulted in adult rather than in juvenile facilities - often within their first 48 hours of incarceration.
Each member of the community can play a role in helping decrease this epidemic that the town has been facing. One possible example would be to create a local program that young teenagers could attend to gain more insightful knowledge from other members of the community. Learning important methods and solutions about practicing safe sex from not only other members of the community but from actual teenage parents can impact their decision towards the topic. Research also points towards the advantages of implementing a local program in one’s community; teenage pregnancy prevention programs “must include conducting age appropriate personal responsibility and sexual education, educating and engaging parents and communities in initiating opportunities for positive youth development and involvement, implementing ongoing awareness of teenage pregnancy prevention, using multiple modes of communication, messages emphasizing abstinence and personal responsibility, clear strategies for the future, continuous provision of reproductive healthcare services, community and youth empowerment, contraceptives and preventive services through the collaboration of public school system and the Health Department so as to increase access to evidence‐based sexuality education and confidential contraceptive services to teenagers” (Maja,
This participation of staff members and their ability to share their own personal experiences and the difficulties they have faced in their lives allows for much greater mutual respect and, more so, it fosters the trust students have in the staff and the advice that they provide. Helping youth understand that they are only human is a key exercise in trust building. At Provo Canyon, the staff acted more as prison guards than as adults providing support for troubled youth. This creates a dynamic of guard and prisoner, which often increased feelings of anxiety and a need to rebel, in order to control one’s
To begin, much of the Latino population in the United States are either in jail or living in unsafe neighborhoods. With the stereotypes given to minorities by those in an American society; minorities are likelier to be looked at suspiciously. Minorities are labeled, and in the case of Latinos they are often stopped and frisked unfairly. Police who feel the need to stop a hispanic person in their own neighborhood just help enforce these stereotypes. With this said, it is no question as to why: white Latino men are much more likely than White men, but only half as likely as Black men, to serve time in prison.
Bridshett, The agency you chose to evaluate has a lot of similarities with the agency I am evaluating. I am evaluating ForKids and like Intercept Youth Services they work with kids and their families. They focus more on homeless families, but the programs they offer are very similar. Although your agency does offer other services that I think are great, like the services they have for young mothers. I think it will be a good learning experience for you evaluating an agency that works with different populations.
At the turn of the 21st century the majority that entered the prison system were African Americans and Latinos. (Michelle Alexander, 2010) The reason behind mass incarceration was due to the crack down on the deteriorating communities where the majority of minorities lived. Authors Scott Ehlers, Vincent Schiraldi and Jason Ziedenberg of Still Striking Out: Ten Years of California’s Three Strikes (2004) report that African Americans in prison because of the three strike law is higher per every 100,000 African American than Whites and Latinos in California. (U.S. Census Bureau
the criminal justice system is the biggest source of unequal treatment and injustice, where people get punished based on their race. African-Americans are directly targeted and punished in a much more aggressive way than white people. In New York City, Latinos and Blacks get stopped at a higher rate than whites. Blacks are more likely to remain in prison awaiting trial than whites (Quigley). According to New York City Police Department, “NY police 80% stops were of blacks and Latinos, when whites were stopped, only 8%” (Quigley).