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    •How are minority women affected by sentencing guidelines? Are they more likely to receive a harsher sentence than non-minority women? Why or why not?
    •Do women judges show no significant leniency toward subjects of their own gender groups? Why or why not?
    •What differences do women judges and judges of color bring to the bench?

    Men of particular color are more likely to receive longer prison sentences than their counterparts of other color.
    •Does evidence of racial disparity in sentencing really exist?
    •Are racial disparities in sentencing always the result of racial discrimination? Why or why not?
    •Do sentencing guidelines increase racial disparity in sentencing?
    •Should judges be allowed to consider special circumstances such as marital status, employment status and education when sentencing defendants?
    •Is the cocaine sentencing law discriminatory? If so what type of discrimination is this? If not, be able to support your answer with examples and references to your readings.
    •To what degree does the moral panic theory explain the development of cocaine sentencing laws? Explain your answer.

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    •How are minority women affected by sentencing guidelines? Are they more likely to receive a harsher sentence than non-minority women? Why or why not?

    Minority women are more probable to be sentenced to harsh sentences just as their male counterparts are. This is because of the racial injustice that still defines the criminal justice system wherein African Americans and other minorities, but specifically African Americans are treated with Jim Crow justice that punishes them far more severely than whites. This is because of the legacy of racism and discrimination that is institutionalized within this country.

    •Do women judges show no significant leniency toward subjects of their own gender groups? Why or why not?

    No, judges remain impartial unless it is women of color who are being sentenced. Minority women are the most likely to be treated differently by judges, and this results in harsh sentences. White women are far more likely to receive the same lenient sentences from white female judges that they receive from white male judges.

    •What differences do women judges and judges of color bring to the bench?

    Women judges can bring empathy while female judges of color can bring an understanding of the ...

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    Discrimination Based on Different Genders are examined.

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