The National Institute of Justice is the research, development and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice. On its About Page, NIJ states that “We are dedicated to improving knowledge and understanding of crime and justice issues through science. We provide objective and independent knowledge and tools to inform the decision-making of the criminal […]
Category: Law, Justice
Issues and concerns related to America’s consistent failure to provide due process to African Americans and even-handed treatment in the judiciary so African Americans can redress wrongs committed against them.
Federal criminal enterprise statutes specifically target criminal behavior conducted like a legitimate business. The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) is the most prominent of these statutes. A majority of these statutes, including RICO, require or permit especially severe punishments compared with other Federal legislation directed at the same criminal behavior. Convicting a law […]