Racial Disparity in Arrest Rates as an Explanation of Racial Disparity in Commitment to Pennsylvania's Prisons

@article{Austin2000RacialDI,
  title={Racial Disparity in Arrest Rates as an Explanation of Racial Disparity in Commitment to Pennsylvania's Prisons},
  author={R. Austin and M. D. Allen},
  journal={Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency},
  year={2000},
  volume={37},
  pages={200 - 220}
}
The basic methodology of former studies of the net effect of criminal justice processing on racial disproportionality in America's prisons has the potential to advance understanding of this issue. But aggregation of data at the national level and/or over offenses among other weaknesses limits the utility of the previous findings. The authors employ positive aspects of the methodology of the studies in analyzing Pennsylvania data for 1991 to 1995. The total percentages of explained… Expand
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