Hispanics and the Criminal Justice System: Low Confidence and Growing Exposure



A new survey by the Pew Hispanic Center reports that confidence in the criminal justice system among Hispanics is closer to the low levels measured in the black community than the high levels in the white community. Fewer than half of those surveyed said they believed Hispanics were treated fairly by police and courts, and 56 percent reported that they or an immediate family member had contact with the criminal justice system in the past five years.

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