Race and Drug Law Enforcement in the State of Georgia

The impact of crime control policies on minorities is among the most important, disturbing and contentious social issues facing the United States. Overwhelming data establish the striking proportion of African-Americans entangled in the criminal justice system—on any given day one in three young black American males is either in prison or jail, on probation or parole. This report examines drug law enforcement in Georgia in light of CERD and the requirement of non-discrimination, focusing primarily on the years 1990 to 1995.