If you happen to regarded up “delayed-and-disproportionate-to-the-charges prison justice” in a textbook someplace, you would possibly discover this story about Brock Turner’s mugshot getting used as a part of a textbook’s entry on rape. In 2015, Turner was charged with two counts of rape, two counts of felony sexual assault, and one depend of tried rape after he sexually penetrated (along with his fingers and a international object) an unconscious and intoxicated 22-year-old girl at Stanford College. He was in the end solely convicted on two counts of felony sexual assault, for which he confronted a 14-year sentence. Nicely, he may need been that a lot time if 1. our prison justice system weren’t damaged and a couple of. he weren’t a younger white man, who, as a scholar athlete, had every kind of “potential.” Turner was sentenced to 6 months, of which he served three earlier than being launched.
Turner did need to register as a intercourse offender, although. And now, due to a revised version of the Introduction To Prison Justice: Programs, Variety, And Change, Turner’s bullshit sentence might be considered as a part of an examination of the justice system’s failings in dealing with rape and socioeconomic privilege. Mashable seen a Fb publish by a Washington State College scholar concerning the textbook’s definition of rape, which now options Turner’s mugshot with the next caption: “Some are shocked at how brief this sentence is. Others who’re extra acquainted with the best way sexual violence has been dealt with within the prison justice system are shocked that he was discovered responsible and served time in any respect. What do you suppose?”
Turner’s mugshot was the one actual replace to that part of the e book, which was written by Professor Callie Marie Rennison, of the College of Colorado Denver, and Mary J. Dodge.