Minorities in criminal justice
There has been much of the debate on the question whether or not the minorities, especially African Americans and Latino, are overrepresented in the criminal justice system. The recent research proves that minorities are overrepresented not only in prisons but also in juvenile facilities for youth. Minority overrepresentation is the result of the early stages in criminal justice including the decision whom to arrest, keeping them in detention for the period of investigation, referring the case to the court and, sentencing as the result. Some argue that the overrepresentation of the minority is only the result of the minority groups committing more crimes; however, the statistics is more complicated.