Summary: Racial Disparities In Sentencing

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Kamalu, Ngozi Caleb, Margery Coulson-Clark, and Nkechi Margaret Kamalu. "Racial Disparities in Sentencing: Implications for the Criminal Justice System and the African American Community." African Journal of Criminology and Justice Studies: AJCJS 4.1 (2010): 1-31. ProQuest. 6 Nov. 2017
The disparity in African American representation in the prison system on the choice of incarceration as a sole remedy to social problems such as unemployment, single-parent households, and limited male role models in life and upbringing. The fourteenth amendment guarantees the right of people to be secure in their persons, houses and protects against unreasonable search and seizure. According to the JPI study, many factors are responsible for the over-representation

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