Race and drug trials: the social construction of guilt and innocence
Previous research on the role of courts in the disproportional representation of black people in criminal statistics has focused on sentencing. This book examines the way discrimination in the pre-sentence trial process influences the apparant racialization of 'justice'.
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Drugs Response and Race
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addicts allegations of police alleged drug offence alleged proceeds amount of drug amphetamines areas argument arrest baking powder behaviour believed black and white black defendants cannabis claims claims-making activities claims-making process class A drug class B drug cocaine context controlled drug conviction court process courtroom crime criminal justice criminal statistics Crown Court custodial sentence defence's deprivation drug dealing drug planting drug problem drug trafficking allegation drug trafficking offence drug trials drug users drug-related economic evidence factors friends girlfriend heroin his/her Home Office ibid immoral intent to supply interrogation involved issue judicial response jurors legal actors magistrates moral observation opium plea pleaded guilty police brutality police officers police suspicion portrayed proceeds of drug profit from drug prosecution prosecution's Prosecutor quantity of drug question race rastafarian relation separate wraps sexuality similar social construction society socio-economic stereotypes trafficking offence charge unemployed unlawful possession violence whilst white defendants