Date of Defense
Susan Caringella-McDonald, Sociology
Susan Caulfield, Sociology
Ronald Kramer, Criminal Justice
Wilbanks, Hindelang, systematic discrimination, no discrimination theory
William Wilbanks has published a book entitled The Myth of a Racist Criminal Justice System. As the title implies, Wilbanks draws the bold and unequivocal conclusion that systematic discrimination does not exist in the criminal justice system. His claims are not unique, they are a continuation of Michael Hindelang's (1969) arguments in favor of a no discrimination theory. This report will discuss how Hindelang's and Wilbanks' reasoning and research in support of the no discrimination theory disintegrates both theoretically and methodologically.
Assante, Neil, "Discrimination in Sentencing: A Pseudo-Controversy in Criminal Justice" (1992). Honors Theses. 614.
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