Multicultural Law Enforcement

The right to counsel involves the right of individuals to face fair trial by allowing the defendants to get assistance from a lawyer who can be provided by the government incase the defendant is unable to hire one. The inter-relationship between race and right to counsel arises due to factors affecting justice due to racial discrimination. First, some races are considered to be poor and hence the more powerful races use the justice system for their own benefit. Secondly, many of the crucial facilities that are beneficial to the reinforcement of justice in a country are dominated by the most powerful race.

Therefore, accessing these facilities needs the intervention of the government in rescue of the lesser disadvantaged race. Then finally, injustice prevails due to the influence of colonialism presented in many countries. The colonized countries need to be given assistance by the multinational regulatory bodies to seek justice (Wolpert, 2005). An example to the above is that, the black employees in a water transfer in Pennsylvania were harassed by their supervisors according to the attorney general but no justice was prevailed.

Economic inequality is considered to be one of the most dominant causes of crime in the present world. This is because, first, the social problem that is brought about by poverty is associated with criminal activities taking place in the lowly economic empowered places. Secondly, it is assumed that the causes of poverty in many countries are the same causes of the criminal activities that prevail in those places (Wolpert, 2005). This means that, causes of economic inequality in different communities explains the differences in the criminal activities in those places.

To measure the inequality, we consider three factors namely: poverty which increases with criminal activities, the social inequality which describes the difference in material level in the society, and finally the relative deprivation which differentiates the possessiveness of property by the poor, the middle class and the wealthy in the society.

References Wolpert, C. (2005). Considering Race and Crime: Distilling Non-Partisan Policy from Oppossing Theories of Economy. A Journal of Law and Contemporary Problems. Vol. 77, p. 45-56.