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Issue Brief: Social Economic Status/Class Criminal Justice in the U.S.

Perez, Jose Stephen; Smith, Raymond Arthur

This brief focuses on the relationship between social economic status and the criminal justice system. In general, people pertaining to the lower class—versus the white collar and the elite class— are more likely to be: incarcerated, charged, convicted, sentenced to prison, and punished with longer prison terms.

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Political Science
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Majority Rule and Minority Rights Issue Briefs
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August 15, 2011
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