A justice system that endures injustices based on racial and ethnic discrimination is bound to collapse. Moreover, the society cannot be peaceful if it supports only the privilege and discriminates the minority because such an action only threatens a better quality life (Belknap, 2015). To enjoy a better life in the society, we should all learn how to cope and live with each other regardless of our differences in culture or races. The society therefore together with the criminal justice system should work towards eliminating racial disparities within the system by setting up measures that aim at representing the racial and ethnic minorities in justice professions. This paper discusses the need for the judicial system to establish mechanisms that ensure representation of racial and ethnic minorities as well as how to address the issue of interracial and interethnic conflict.
Representing Racial and Ethnic Minorities
The international human rights law is responsible for protecting the right of every individual in the criminal justice system as much as those people outside the system. Therefore the mistakes or crimes committed by different individuals should not be the reason for these people to be denied their rights or privileges while in the system. Moreover the racial and ethnic disparities should also not limit the protection that the offenders of the law are entitled to by the international human rights. According to the human rights all persons have a right to be protected from racial prejudice, detestation, and brutality within the criminal justice system (Alston, Goodman, and Steiner, 2013). Therefore there is a continued need for the criminal justice system to establish measures that ensure representation of racial and ethnic minorities in the justice professions.
Interracial and Interethnic Conflicts
In the justice system as crimes within the nation continue to increase offenders are likely to be from different groups in the society. Moreover, once the various groups have to be placed in the same vicinity conflicts may develop especially if the justice system does not discourage discriminations based on race and ethnicity. The justice system should address the issue of interracial and interethnic conflicts by taking measures that provide protection to all racial and ethnic groups. This act makes the different groups equal and reduces conflicts within the system since no group will be treated as superior to the other.
Affirmative programs may be designed by the justice system to prevent conflicts resulting from racial and ethnic discriminations. Moreover, the judicial system may encourage interethnic alliances that will lead to all minority groups having equal power within the system and as a result hatred and violence will be reduced (Perrewe and Ganster, 2011). The justice system should not just set mechanics to reduce racial disparities but rather engage the groups in interactions and equal treatment that discourages conflicts within the system.
Alston, P., Goodman, R., and Steiner, H. J. (2013). International Human Rights: Text and Materials.
Belknap, J. (2015). The Invisible Woman: Gender, Crime, and Justice.
Perrewe, P. L., and Ganster, D. C. (2011). The Role of Individual Differences in Occupational Stress and Well-being. Bingley, U.K: Emerald.
what are your thoughts with regards to Racial Profiling?
Â· Â— Profiling should be used to identify suspects and solving crimes
Â· Profiling is generally used for racially biased and discriminatory purposes
Â· Blacks and Latinos are widely represented in most routine traffic stops more than any other race
Â· These views come from the media and other stereotypes
Â· Can lead to brutality, false arrest, and false imprisonment
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