Racial Disparities Associated with the War on Drugs

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jamie Michelle Duncan (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: https://library.appstate.edu/
Daniel Murphy

Abstract: This research examines the harmful effects of the war on drugs with specific importance placed on racial inequalities. I explore the current drug war in an effort to present statistical observation of those arrested, sentenced, and incarcerated for drug-related offenses. As a means to better understand the racial disparities that exist within the criminal justice system, I draw upon several key theorists to lay foundation for the discussion contained herein. Upon presenting statistical data from a myriad of sources, I will explore the outcome variable of racial disparity as a result of the war on drugs.

Additional Information

Duncan, J.M. (2012). Racial Disparities Associated with the War on Drugs. Unpublished master’s thesis. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.
Language: English
Date: 2012
Race, War, Drugs, Incarceration, Theory

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