The War on Drugs, Crack Cocaine, and the Resulting Sentencing Disparities

  • Bebo J
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Abstract

The article presents a study on the war on drugs, crack cocaine, and its unequal sentencing procedures. Its purpose is to show that some laws are unfair to some segments of the population, usually the poor. The author argues that the severity of criminal sanctions and sentencing procedures are dealt according to racial characteristics. He believes that sentencing inequality has prevailed especially within the black culture and poor people who are involved in substance abuse and crimes.

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  • AFRICAN Americans
  • CRIME
  • CRIMINAL justice administration
  • DRUG abuse
  • EQUAL rights
  • POOR people
  • SENTENCES (Criminal procedure)

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  • Joseph A Bebo

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