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Latinos and the Federal Criminal Justice System

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Publication Date: July 2002

Publisher(s): National Council of La Raza

Author(s): Angela M. Arboleda; Angela M. Arboleda

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Justice (Legal procedure)

Keywords: Incarceration; Hispanic population; Racial profiling; Social inequality

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States United States


This statistical brief is the first-ever compilation of statistical data focusing on Latinos in the Federal criminal justice system. The brief analyzes data from the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and the U.S Department of Health and Human Services. NCLR's research suggests that two factors have contributed to the disproportionate incarceration of low-level, nonviolent offenders in the past 20 years: the "tough on crime" and "war on drugs" policies.