Report On Gun Crimes: Are Gun-Courts The Solution?
When it comes to gun crimes and issues like bail and sentencing, the race of both the victim and the accused matters.
According to one report which aggregated data on gun-related crimes in St. Louis, the average period for a case to be processed is nine months and how that case is treated is influenced by multiple factors stemming from race.
Richard Rosenfeld suggests a solution to both issues might be a court dedicated only to gun-related crimes.
- Richard Rosenfeld, criminologist, Founders Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University Of Missouri St. Louis