Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse
Drug offenders, criminal justice system inequalities, ethnic disparities; gender disparities, socioeconomic disparities, students’ perceptions.
Ethnic minorities and individuals of low socioeconomics status are disproportionately more likely to be detained, arrested, and convicted and receive longer sentences for drug offenses. This article explores gender and ethnic differentials among college students' perceptions on the criminal justice treatment of different gender, ethnic, and income groups applied to alleged drug offenders. It uses survey data provided by students at a large public university in South Florida. A two-way classification model examines the nature of disparities in perceptions. Students perceive widespread ethnic inequalities and female and Black students perceive greater disparities in the criminal justice system for all disadvantaged groups.
Carvajal, Manuel J.; Twahir, Assma; and Popovici, Ioana, "Gender and ethnic disparities in students' perceptions of how different groups of persons suspected of possessing and/or selling illegal drugs are treated in the criminal justice system." (2023). HPD Articles. 451.
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