UOP Change & Sentence Discrepancies based on Socioeconomic Backgrounds Discussion

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Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:

  • Congratulations! You have made it to the final week of the course. In the course so far, you have learned about how quantitative reasoning can help you think about different situations in your life. You learned about the history of numbers, different labels for measuring, how numbers help us understand space, and basic algebraic techniques. After reflecting on the content, identify three examples of concepts you have learned from this course and how they can be used in your everyday life. Consider some of your very basic everyday activities can be better understood by applying some concepts from this course and reasoning quantitatively.

Step 2

Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:

  • What are the consequences of pretrial detention?
  • How could the bail system be reformed to reduce this disparity?




    Step 3
  • This week, you will research an article related to discrepancy and the court system, and it will help you prepare for your Wk 4 – Signature Assignment: Race and Ethnicity in the Courts and Correctional System presentation. Change and sentence discrepancies between individuals of varying socioeconomic backgrounds are concerns when it comes to race and the court system.
    Research the Brock Turner and Corey Batey cases and their sentences for background information.
    Research 1 article that discusses an issue or concern related to the sentencing of someone who committed a crime.
    Write a 350- to 700-word summary in which you:
    • Explain the crime that was committed and the sentence the individual was given.
    • Describe the person’s racial and ethnic background.
    • Explain the issue or concern related to the court’s sentence for the crime.
    • Provide data as to why there is an issue with the sentence.

    Cite sources to support your assignment.
    Format your assignment according to APA guidelines.

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Running head: CHANGE AND SENTENCE DISCREPANCIES

Change and Sentence Discrepancies based on Socioeconomic Backgrounds
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CHANGE AND SENTENCE DISCREPANCIES

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Change and Sentence Discrepancies based on Socioeconomic Backgrounds
The United States of America has a documented history of differences in sentences
based on the racial and socioeconomic backgrounds. African Americans are more likely to be
sentenced harshly than white Americans for the same crime. A case in point is Brock Turner a
white American youth who raped a woman but seemed to draw sympathy from the bench and
was acquitted of the rape charges even after evidence showing that he was guilty because he took
photos of the assault. On the other hand, Cory Batey, an African American youth also raped an
unconscious woman and was sentenced to 25 years in jail (King, 2016). It essentially shows that
whereas the two youths committed similar crime one walked free while the other was jailed
because of their socioeconomic backgrounds.
One of the cases that were determined based on race was Duane Buck case in 1995;
Buck is an African American male ...


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