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Raising Issues of Race in NC Criminal Cases

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
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Raising Issues of Race in North Carolina Criminal Cases is a resource for public defenders and appointed counsel who represent poor people accused of crimes. This publication is also useful to judges, prosecutors, and others who work to safeguard the integrity of the court system.

The book describes the ways in which considerations of race may improperly enter into the conduct of a criminal case, and gathers, organizes, and analyzes the law on the intersection of race and the criminal justice system. Ten chapters cover a variety of topics, such as:

  • stops, searches, and arrests;
  • eyewitness identification;
  • pretrial release;
  • selective prosecution;
  • composition of grand and trial juries;
  • trial issues; and
  • sentencing.
Publication date: 
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Alyson A. Grine
Emily Coward
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