Uppity Water Nymph
- Feb 12, 2007
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- The Land of Funk
Link to verified sources?
Did you bother to read it? Direct quotes:
"A key empirical challenge in answering this question is the lack of data on true criminal conduct."
"We find that the majority of the disparity between black and white sentences can be explained by differences in legally permitted characteristics, in particular, the arrest offense and the defendant’s criminal history. Black arrestees are also disproportionately concentrated in federal districts that have higher sentences in general. Yet even after we control for these and other prior characteristics, an unexplained black-white sentence disparity of approximately 9 percent remains in our main sample."
First they admit that they lack data. Then they do some statistical analysis that resolves 91% of the difference. Hardly compelling bub, and only one academic paper.