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University of Miami Race & Social Justice Law Review

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The Five Stages Of Lgbtq Discrimination And Its Effects On Mass Incarceration, Michael D. Braunstein Jul 2017

The Five Stages Of Lgbtq Discrimination And Its Effects On Mass Incarceration, Michael D. Braunstein

University of Miami Race & Social Justice Law Review

Although the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Obergefell v. Hodges provided some indication of equality for members of the LBGTQ community, the sad truth is that discrimination against those who do not identify as “heterosexual” reaches far deeper than the right to marry. This discrimination is especially present with regards to biased treatment by law enforcement officers and a lack of accommodations or protections within the court and prison systems. In a nation that has seen various groups of people fight for and earn their equality over and over again, it is truly concerning that the LGBTQ community is ...


You Can’T Handle The Truth: A Primer On False Confessions, Craig J. Trocino Aug 2016

You Can’T Handle The Truth: A Primer On False Confessions, Craig J. Trocino

University of Miami Race & Social Justice Law Review

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The Public Defender Crisis In America: Gideon, The War On Drugs And The Fight For Equality, William Lawrence May 2015

The Public Defender Crisis In America: Gideon, The War On Drugs And The Fight For Equality, William Lawrence

University of Miami Race & Social Justice Law Review

The role of the public defender in the United States is one that is often disparaged and widely misunderstood. This note will first attempt to illuminate the evolution of the public defender movement in the United States, detailing its rather quiet ascent to the forefront of the criminal justice system: from the early work of Clara Foltz, to the trial of Clarence Earl Gideon, and beyond. The note will also broach just a few of the many systemic issues faced by the modern day public defender, including the unfortunate perception of inferiority from both the general public and indigent defendants ...


A Criminal Justice System Without Justice: The News Media, Sports Media, & Rap‘S Influence On Racial Crime Disparities, "Jake" James Cullen Evans May 2015

A Criminal Justice System Without Justice: The News Media, Sports Media, & Rap‘S Influence On Racial Crime Disparities, "Jake" James Cullen Evans

University of Miami Race & Social Justice Law Review

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