Criminal Justice System and Young African American Males Sociology Essay In light of the shooting deaths of Trayvon Martin in Florida and Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, what is the contemporary relationship between the criminal justice system and juvenile African American males?
What can be done to reduce the antagonism between the stakeholders? Why do young African American males continue to be the focus of law enforcement and the courts? Is there an economic foundation to the hyper-focus on this group as more criminal than any other? Is the criminal justice system hopelessly rigged against black men, leading to a disproportionate amount of them ending up in prison?