Barkan Op Ed in Bangor Daily News

Professor Steve Barkan has an OpEd in the 11-8-17 Bangor Daily News entitled “The Hurtful Racial Truth about Criminal Justice in the US.”

Here is an excerpt:

Sometimes the truth hurts. One truth many Americans don’t want to face is racial and ethnic injustice in our criminal justice system. Kneeling athletes and the Black Lives Matter movement have been reminding us of this problem, but too many Americans refuse to hear what they are saying.

Much criminological research documents this form of injustice, which goes beyond the police shootings making national headlines. Taking into account factors such as type of crime and prior record, this research finds that:

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