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Racial Disparities in The Charging of Los Angeles County's Third "Strike" Cases

Analyzing Los Angeles Public Defenders Office data regarding the first six months of California's three strikes law, the report finds,

"African-Americans in Los Angeles County are accused of a third "strike" at 17 times the rate of their White counterparts."

Racial Disparities in The Charging of Los Angeles County's Third "Strike" Cases

Keywords: criminalization, Los Angeles County, racial disparities, research brief, three strikes

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