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Current research on criminal case processing typically examines a single decision-making point, so drawing reliable conclusions about the impact that factors such as defendants’ race or ethnicity exert across successive

Current research on criminal case processing typically examines a single decision-making point, so drawing reliable conclusions about the impact that factors such as defendants’ race or ethnicity exert across successive stages of the justice system is difficult. Using data from the New York County District Attorney's Office that tracks 185,275 diverse criminal cases, this study assesses racial and ethnic disparity for multiple discretionary points of prosecution and sentencing.

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  • 2014-08-01
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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1111/1745-9125.12047
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    Kutateladze, Besiki L., Andiloro, Nancy R., Johnson, Brian D., & Spohn, Cassia C. (2014). CUMULATIVE DISADVANTAGE: EXAMINING RACIAL AND ETHNIC DISPARITY IN PROSECUTION AND SENTENCING. CRIMINOLOGY, 52(3), 514-551. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1745-9125.12047

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