Essay about The Ray Lewis Murder: A Report
Lewis reportedly said in his hotel room after …show more content…
This is a prime example of the Marxist thought and Social Conflict Theory where those who deserve the most severe sanctions usually receive lenient punishments while those whose relatively minor crimes are committed out of economic necessity.
Public perceptions about criminal justice are often formed on the basis of what happens in a few celebrated cases that receive widespread media attention. Some involve wealthy clients who can afford to be represented by high-powered attorneys and who can hire the best experts to convince the jury that their client is innocent. Although the criminal court system is founded on the concept of equality before the law, poor and wealthy citizens receive unquestionably different treatment when they are accused of crimes.
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