The color of punishment: African Americans, skin tone, and the criminal justice system

  title={The color of punishment: African Americans, skin tone, and the criminal justice system},
  author={Ellis P. Monk},
  journal={Ethnic and Racial Studies},
  pages={1593 - 1612}
  • Ellis P. Monk
  • Published 10 September 2018
  • Law
  • Ethnic and Racial Studies
ABSTRACT Public debate and scholarly research has largely concentrated on the vast array of disparities between blacks and whites in their treatment by and experiences with the criminal justice system. Nevertheless, a growing body of research shows that African Americans’ life chances are internally stratified by gradational differences in their skin tone. This study brings together research on race, color, and the criminal justice system by using nationally-representative data to examine… 

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