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In at least one paragraph in length (a minimum of 10 sentences) answer the following:
#1 Just how fair is our justice system? For instance, whose interests are represented in the ways that laws are written? Who suffers? How do race, class, gender, and sexuality affect the likelihood of criminal victimization? How are people’s interactions with police, courts, and prisons influenced by personal and institutional discrimination? It would be helpful to provide and analyze examples from current events if you wish.
#2 List at least three examples of laws and legal practices that you think may be discriminatory in that they punish lesser powerful groups disproportionately. Using the social construction and conflict paradigms, explain why certain laws and related practices may help the powerful, and other laws and related practices that may hurt the less powerful Using the social construction and conflict paradigms, explain why inequalities and discrimination might exist in the justice system even if it is not intended.
1. Chapter 7 in Identities and Inequalities in the text – Newman, D. (2012). Identities and Inequalities: Exploring the Intersections of Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality (2nd ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
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