H.R. 1412, the Justice and Integrity Act of 2009, was introduced in Congress with the goal “to increase public confidence in the justice system and address any unwarranted racial and ethnic disparities in the criminal process.”
Based on your reading of the bill, specifically section 2, prepare a report (case study) for the original sponsor, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), discussing racial disparities in the criminal justice system that he can use to move this bill forward in Congress.
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To increase public confidence in the justice system and address any unwarranted racial and ethnic disparities in the criminal process.
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
Mr. CARDIN (for himself and Mr. SPECTER) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on
To increase public confidence in the justice system and address
any unwarranted racial and ethnic disparities in
the criminal process.
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Justice Integrity Act of 2009’’.
SEC. 2. FINDINGS.
Congress finds that—
(1) the pursuit of justice requires the fair appli9
cation of the law;
(2) racial and ethnic disparities in the criminal
process have contributed to a growing perception of
bias in the criminal justice system;
(3) there are a variety of possible causes of dis5
parities in criminal justice statistics among racial
and ethnic groups and these causes may differ
throughout the United States, including crime rates,
racial discrimination, ethnic and cultural insen9
sitivity, or unconscious bias, as well as other factors;
(4) the Nation would benefit from an under11
standing of all factors causing a disparate impact on
the criminal justice system; and(5) programs that promote fairness will in14
crease public confidence in the criminal justice s
System, increase public safety, and further the pursuit
SEC. 3. PILOT PROGRAM. (a) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 90 days after the
date of enactment of this Act, the Attorney General shall
establish a pilot program in 10 United States districts in
order to promote fairness, and the perception of fairness,
in the Federal criminal justice system, and to determine
whether legislation is required.
(b) PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS.—
(1 1) U.S. ATTORNEYS.—The Attorney General
shall designate, in accordance with paragraph (3
United States Attorneys who shall each imple4
ment a plan in accordance with section 4, beginning not later than 1 month after those United States At6
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