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Addressing Bias in the JAG Corps

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[Technical Report, Research Paper]

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In recent years, the public eye has turned to the issue of racial disparity in the criminal justice system, and the Department of Defense is not exempt from this public attention. In May2017, an organization called Protect our Defenders release a report entitled Racial Disparities in Military Justice Findings of Substantial and Persistent Racial Disparities Within the United States Military Justice System Christensen and Tsilker, 2017. The reports data concluded that in all service branches, black service members were substantially more likely than white servicemembers to face discipline. That was report was followed up by an investigation by the Government Accountability Office, which found that in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force, black, Hispanic and male service members were more likely to be investigated and tried by courts-martial by their white and female service members Military Justice, 2019. Now, in2020, this issue has been brought to the forefront of the conversation across the services and in Congress.

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  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Sociology and Law

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[A, Approved For Public Release]