Shades of Justice
SPA Assistant Professor TaLisa Carter and SPA PhD student Jazmine Talley examined how students across races and skin tones perceive the U.S. criminal justice system. Their research article, “‘Fucked Up’: Examining Skin Tone and Student Perceptions of the U.S. Criminal Justice System,” was published in November’s Journal of Criminal Justice Education. “Shades of Justice is a research project that started in the classroom,” Prof. Carter said. “I teach a lot of introductory-level courses. I noticed, repeatedly, that while students in those courses expressed interest in working for the criminal legal system, their skin color mattered.”
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