Crime & Punishment:
- Pete Shively
Racial Discrimination and Civil Rights
Crime and Punishment is the Interactivity Foundationâ€™s most recently published discussion guide. This guidebook presents five broad â€œpossibilitiesâ€ or frameworks for public policy for addressing the current and future challenges of our criminal justice system.
Although there is no single possibility among the five that is solely concerned with issues of racial discrimination and civil rights, these issues are inextricably intertwined with every aspect of our crime and punishment policies and with each of the five possibilities. In fact, in the view of those who contributed to the development of this guidebook, raceâ€”and to only a slightly lesser extent economic classâ€”is so central to how we define, enforce and punish crime that it is impossible and misleading to separate it into a single possibility. Instead, issues of racial discrimination and civil rights are, sadly, part of the whole and every part of Crime & Punishment just as harmful bacteria are present everywhere in the world around and within us: in the air, water, soil, on our skin and in our bloodstream. (read more)