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1. 2005 New York State Statistical Yearbook (external link)
Abstract: This site provides hundreds of easily searchable tables of data to download with statistics about New York State. Some topics include business, employment, criminal justice, housing, education, health, agriculture, and general demographics.
Resource Type: Website

2. Comparing Disparities in Race-Based Incarceration Rates (internal link)
Resource Type: Curriculum

3. Confronting Confinement: A Report of the Commission on Safety and Abuse in America's Prisons (external link)
Abstract: The Commission on Safety and Abuse in America's Prisons held public hearings and met for over a year. This is there official report which looks at the conditions in confinement (violence, health care, etc)., as well as a lot of data, and recommendations for changes that need to be made.
Resource Type: Article

4. Looking Deathworthy: Perceived Stereotypicality of Black Defendants Predicts Capital Sentencing Outcomes (internal link)
Abstract: This study examined whether the likelihood of being sentenced to death is influenced by the degree to which a Black defendant is perceived to have a stereotypically Black appearance.
Resource Type: Article

5. Number of Persons Under Correctional Supervision (external link)
Abstract: From 1980 - 2004, these are the official numbers of people on Probation, in Jail, in Prison, and on Parole, for the entire U.S.
Resource Type: Data

6. Poverty and Race Research Action Council (external link)
Abstract: PRACC's mission is to generate, gather, and disseminate information on the relationship between race and poverty. The website contains original articles, publications for download, links to other sites, and an online copy of their monthly newsletter.
Resource Type: Website

7. The Sentencing Project (external link)
Abstract: promotes reduced reliance on incarceration and increased use of more effective and humane alternatives to deal with crime. It is a nationally recognized source of criminal justice policy analysis, data, and program information. Its reports, publications, and staff are relied upon by the public, policymakers and the media.
Resource Type: Website

8. Trends in U.S. Correctional Populations (external link)
Abstract: Data and charts over the past 10 - 15 years on the U.S. Correctional populations. Data is sorted by race, type of incarceration, gender, etc.
Resource Type: Data

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K. Wayne Yang
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East Oakland Community High School