In 2008, two African-American men
attacked two Ecuadorian brothers on a street corner in Brooklyn, New York. One
of the assailants, Hakim Scott, chased down one of the brothers with a broken
beer bottle, while Keith Phoenix beat the other man to death with a baseball
bat. Scott was convicted of manslaughter and assault, whereas Phoenix was
convicted of murder and assault. Justice Patricia DiMango sentenced both men to
37 years to life in prison.
This case involved multiple special
populations. Both the offenders and victims were racial and ethnic minorities,
and the judge was a woman. If the case had not involved any or all of these
special populations, do you think the convictions and/or sentences might have
turned out differently?
For this Discussion, you explore
factors that may affect criminal justice outcomes for cases involving special
populations. Begin by selecting a recent news story covering a crime involving
a special population that resulted in a conviction. This news story may be from
the local or national news and should be no more than 5 years old.
Day 3 a brief outline of
the events featured in the news story you selected. Include a description of
the special population(s) involved. Then describe any factors related to the
special population that may have influenced the outcome, and explain how these
factors did so. Finally, explain how the outcome may have been different had
the crime involved another population.
One and a half
page with at least two reference....
is important that you cover all the topics identified in the assignment.
Covering the topic does not mean mentioning the topic BUT presenting an
explanation from the readings.
get maximum points you need to follow the requirements listed for this assignments
1) look at the page limits 2) review and follow APA rules 3)
create SUBHEADINGS to identify the key sections you are presenting and 4)
Free from typographical and sentence construction errors.
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Marzulli, J. (2010, August 5). Two Brooklyn men get long
jail sentences for fatally beating Ecuadorean immigrant. Daily News. Retrieved
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Article: Preston, P. (2003). Should there
be separate justice systems for special needs populations? Results from the
Penn State public opinion poll. Criminal Justice Policy Review, 14(3),
Article: Shilton, M. K. (2000). Targeting
special populations: Tools for building effective community corrections.
Retrieved from http://centerforcommunitycorrections.org/wp-content/3-targeting.pdf
Article: U.S. Department of Justice,
National Institute of Corrections. (2002). Staffing analysis for women’s
prisons and special prison populations: Special issues in corrections. Retrieved