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A Review of California Legislation and Its Effect on the Disparate Impact in Male Prisons

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dc.contributor.author Freatman, Valerie
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-26T19:46:08Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-26T19:46:08Z
dc.date.issued 2018-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12087/41
dc.description Thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology en_US
dc.description.abstract The United States of America has been known as a melting pot-where equality is hailed among the most sacred of doctrines and is written into the foundational documents of the society. When examining California’s prison system, however, there appears to be large racial disparities and widespread discrimination within the judicial system and a disparate impact on minorities. California’s legislation has consistently and disparately imprisoned minorities for charges while white populations only receive a warning for the same crime. This study reviewed the past 30 years of California legislation regarding substance abuse and highlighted the disparities in the prison system, as well as the effect of imprisonment on inmates over time. This examination revealed California’s legislation has negatively impacted minorities through disproportionate imprisonment, which lead to further social ostracism and the development of mental disorders. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Criminology en_US
dc.subject Minorities Studies en_US
dc.subject Law en_US
dc.title A Review of California Legislation and Its Effect on the Disparate Impact in Male Prisons en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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