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The Lammy Review is premised on the belief that generally reducing adverse criminal justice outcomes will reduce (a) relative racial differences in rates of experiencing the outcomes and (b) the proportion racial minorities make up of persons experiencing the outcomes. Exactly the opposite is the case. The failure to understand this issue has long undermined attention to racial disparities in the US. See references. Unfortunately, neither the Lammy Review nor the Ministry of Justice yet understands these issues and it may be years of decades before they do. 1. “United States Exports Its Most Profound Ignorance About Racial Disparities to the United Kingdom,” Federalist Society Blog (Nov. 2, 2017) 2. “The misunderstood effects of the Baltimore police consent decree,” The Daily Record (Feb. 15, 2018),_2018_.pdf 3. “Measuring Discipline Disparities,” Statement of James P. Scanlan for U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Briefing “The School to Prison Pipeline: The Intersection of Students of Color with Disabilities” (Dec. 8, 2017)

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