Racial and Ethnic Justice

Addressing Disproportionate Minority Contact with the Justice System

Many existing drug policies have disproportionately affected certain racial and ethnic groups, especially African Americans. CHJ promotes public policies that examine and reverse the disproportionate impact of current laws, strategies, and practices on minority communities.

Here is some of our work in this issue area:

Year Type Title PDF or Related Link
2005 Report or Paper Disproportionate Sentencing of Minority Drug Offenders in Illinois: Report on Changes in Drug Laws 1985-2002Report published by the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) (November 2005). Prompted by the significant racial disproportionality in prison admissions for drug crimes in Illinois, ICJIA commissioned an in-depth analysis of the... link
2005 Report or Paper The Disproportionate Incarceration of African Americans for Drug Crimes: The Illinois PerspectiveReport published by the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) (November 2005). Prompted by the significant racial disproportionality in prison admissions for drug crimes in Illinois, ICJIA commissioned an in-depth analysis of the... link
2004 Report or Paper Disproportionate Incarceration of African Americans for Drug Offenses in the U.S.Report published by the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) (January 2004). Prompted by the significant racial disproportionality in prison admissions for drug crimes in Illinois, ICJIA commissioned an in-depth analysis of the... link

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