disparity vs discrimination

The terms of racial disparity and discrimination are frequently used in the criminal justice field. Racial disparity refers to the disproportionate representation of a racial/ethnic group in the criminal justice system when compared to the general population. We must remember that it is a statistical concept and does not necessarily prove discrimination. On the other hand, discrimination is the differential treatment, the denial of opportunities and equal rights to individuals or groups because of prejudice or for other arbitrary reasons.

In a 2-page paper, please compare and contrast the two terms of discrimination and racial disparity as they are related to the criminal justice system. Be specific and provide examples to support your thoughts.

All your work must adhere to proper APA format.

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