After identifying the prevalence of disparity for that component, summarize what the research has concluded as the cause(s) (sentencing policy/practices, implicit bias, structural disadvantage, socioeconomic, etc.) and discuss your personal reaction to this.

Topic: M03 Discussion 2

Discuss your answers in a well-developed reply

In your initial post, discuss the prevalence of racial disparity within a specific component of the US correctional system (jails, probation, parole, prisons, death penalty, etc.) by referencing at least one scholarly/academic source. Avoid discussing racial disparity for the US correctional system as a whole as this is far too complicated to attempt to do.

Talk about why you selected the topic you did. After identifying the prevalence of disparity for that component, summarize what the research has concluded as the cause(s) (sentencing policy/practices, implicit bias, structural disadvantage, socioeconomic, etc.) and discuss your personal reaction to this.

Lastly, talk about solutions. What does the research say as being a tangible, measurable, and realistic solution to address the disparity within that specific component of the US correction system? Do you agree or disagree?

Reference your source(s) using APA format to include proper in-text citation and a separate reference section at the conclusion of your initial post. Refer to the Module 01 Overview for more information on proper citation practices.

Two Replies to Others:

In your responses to your peers, consider their choice and reasoning as to why their solutions are sound.

Did you agree with their conclusions? Discuss why or why not?

Did you find research that supported or contradicted their conclusions?

What are some other things they could consider in their original post?

Consider the “3CQ” method to help guide your replies:

Compliment- provide positive affirmations for something your peer said in their post.

Comment- discuss things you agree/disagree with from their post.

Connection- discuss other things not mentioned by your peer that they should consider.

Question- ask a question about something from their post or present a question about the subject for future research.

Consider engaging students who may not have been replied to. You have a role in creating an environment where everyone has a voice and is heard. Replying to their posts validates their voice.

After identifying the prevalence of disparity for that component, summarize what the research has concluded as the cause(s) (sentencing policy/practices, implicit bias, structural disadvantage, socioeconomic, etc.) and discuss your personal reaction to this.