Black male defendants are less likely to receive lower sentences when they agree to plead guilty than black females or whites of both genders, a new study found.
The study, published this month in Justice Quarterly, based its findings on data from 907 felony cases represented by public defenders in a circuit court in one of Florida’s larger counties.
The authors— Christi Metcalfe, an assistant professor in the Department of Criminology . . .
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