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Criminal Justice System and African Americanslocked

Relationship between African Americans and the system of institutions designed to uphold and enforce the criminal law, including the legislative bodies that make law, the police and courts that enforce it, and the jails and prisons where lawbreakers are punished.

Criminal Justice System and African Americanslocked

Relationship between African Americans and the system of institutions designed to uphold and enforce the criminal law, including the legislative bodies that make law, the police and courts that enforce it, and the jails and prisons where lawbreakers are punished.
  • Eric Cummins

A version of this article originally appeared in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience.

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