Stereotyping, Prejudice, And Discrimination Essay

1044 Words Dec 19th, 2015 null Page
1.Terms like stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination in the criminal justice system were introduced to us in all the readings we did in class. Stereotyping means a public belief about specific social groups, or types of individuals this is also combine with prejudice and discrimination most of the time. Prejudice means a feeling of partiality resulting from a prejudgment that influences a person 's thoughts, mindset, and behavior. It is basically judging a person without knowing them just having assumptions and there linking in stereotyping. Most of the time it is always associated with a negative thought. Discrimination comes in with stereotyping and prejudice so, discrimination means taking the act to the next level and acting upon your negative views and treating someone less and different. There are a lot of examples that we have read about in class about stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination from African Americans in the criminal justice system to the views on women working in policing and law enforcement. From what we see it is hard to say that society has changed when it comes to stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination in criminal justice system. For example African Americans in the criminal justice system even how they get to the criminal justice system. In chapter 7 African Americans and the criminal justice system states that there are 32 percent than a white boy which is 6 percent. When you view the population in prison you can see that whites…

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