Watch the following videos in their entirety and answer the critical thinking questions below.
Mary Dodge - Discrimination
Q1: Dr. Dodge states, “the criminal justice system is designed to reduce discrimination,” but discusses how this standard often isn’t met. Race continues to be a focal point of discussion on discrimination. Is there too much weight given to racial discrimination or not enough?
Callie Rennison - Victim's Rights
Mary Dodge - Minorities in Drug Sentencing
Q1: The difference in sentencing for crack cocaine vs. powder cocaine is stark. The racial correlation is obvious, but is it indicative of a causal relationship? Discuss the implications of this difference, especially if it was done with racial motives.