How Criminal System Racial Disparities May Translate into Health Disparities

@article{Iguchi2005HowCS,
  title={How Criminal System Racial Disparities May Translate into Health Disparities},
  author={Mikio Iguchi and James Bell and Rajeev Ramchand and Terry Fain},
  journal={Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved},
  year={2005},
  volume={16},
  pages={48 - 56}
}
Disadvantaged racial and ethnic minorities in the U.S. are strikingly over-represented in the juvenile justice and adult criminal justice systems. This paper briefly reviews the extent of over-representation attributable primarily to drug offenses and an earlier conceptual framework introduced by Iguchi and colleagues showing how the use of incarceration as a key drug control tool has disproportionately affected the health and well being of racial and ethnic minority communities. We then… 

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