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Unlocking Justice: Racial Perceptions of Crime and Support for Punitive Policies

October 01, 2014
This webinar provided an overview of The Sentencing Project's recent report, Race and Punishment: Racial Perceptions of Crime and Support for Punitive Policies, examining how racial perceptions of crime are a key cause of the severity of punishment in the United States.

Coming on the heels of the tragic events in Ferguson, Missouri, The Sentencing Project’s report, Race and Punishment: Racial Perceptions of Crime and Support for Punitive Policies, demonstrated that the consequences of white Americans’ strong associations of crime with blacks and Latinos extend far beyond policing.

This webinar provided an overview of the report. Dr. Nazgol Ghandnoosh, the report’s author and a research analyst at The Sentencing Project, discussed the major findings of the report and presented recommendations for the media, policymakers, and criminal justice professionals to reduce racial perceptions of crime and mitigate their effects on the justice system.

The webinar slides are available here, and a video recording can be viewed here.

 
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