An important issue confronting the criminal justice system is sentencing disparity. Sentencing disparity involves inequitable sanctions imposed on individuals who have committed similar offenses. These inequalities in sentencing patterns have allegedly centered on group differences and may reflect an ethnic or racial bias.
Ethnic Disparities in Sentencing and the Washington Sentencing Reform Act: The Case of Yakima County
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David L. Hood, Jon R. Harlan; Ethnic Disparities in Sentencing and the Washington Sentencing Reform Act: The Case of Yakima County. Explorations in Ethnic Studies 1 January 1991; 14 (1): 43–55. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ees.19188.8.131.52
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