PUNISHING THE “MODEL MINORITY”: ASIAN-AMERICAN CRIMINAL SENTENCING OUTCOMES IN FEDERAL DISTRICT COURTS*

@inproceedings{Johnson2009PUNISHINGT,
  title={PUNISHING THE “MODEL MINORITY”: ASIAN-AMERICAN CRIMINAL SENTENCING OUTCOMES IN FEDERAL DISTRICT COURTS*},
  author={Brian D. Johnson and Sara Linn Betsinger},
  year={2009}
}
Research on racial and ethnic disparities in criminal punishment is expansive but remains focused almost exclusively on the treatment of black and Hispanic offenders. The current study extends contemporary research on the racial patterning of punishments by incorporating Asian-American offenders. Using data from the United States Sentencing Commission (USSC) for FY1997–FY2000, we examine sentencing disparities in federal district courts for several outcomes. The results of this study indicate… CONTINUE READING
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