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disproportion

 [dis″pro-por´shun]
a lack of the proper relationship between two elements or factors.
cephalopelvic disproportion abnormally large size of the fetal skull in relation to the maternal pelvis, leading to difficulties in delivery.

dis·pro·por·tion

(dis'prō-pōr'shŭn),
Lack of proportion or symmetry.

dis·pro·por·tion

(dis'prŏ-pōr'shŭn)
Lack of proportion or symmetry.
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The disproportionality journey of the child is part of the YJB's work to improve transparency and therefore trust in the youth justice system.
They showed that the level of disproportionality was even worse in areas such as Solihull, where black people are 8.4 times more liklely to be stopped, and Dudley, where they were 7.2 times more likely to be the subject of a stop and search.
where "The highest levels of disproportionality both in relation to members of the black community and Asian community are seen across Solihull and Dudley.
Jabeer Butt, CEO of the Race Equality Foundation said: "What has been obvious for some time, is that the failure to ensure that specific steps are taken to address disproportionality would mean that black and minority ethnic children would become an even bigger proportion of those in the secure estate.
The students report justified the racial disproportionality of HISP saying: "The lower average IQs of blacks, Southeast Asians, and nonwhite Hispanics means that they are not as likely as non-Hispanic whites and Northeast Asians to be accepted into a more academically rigorous program such as HISP.
(9) Still others suggest the new approach may have inadvertently raised the burden for proving gross disproportionality. (10) If it were possible to prove that an impugned law only marginally achieved its objective, it would be only logical that the severity of the deprivation needed would be less before the law is found to violate the gross disproportionality principle.
Most of the instruments for measurement of proportionality are conceived in the form of disproportionality indices; their result therefore shows an (aggregated) deviation of the distribution of seats from the electoral support.
"Also, yet again an issue surrounding disproportionality towards the African and Caribbean Community has been highlighted.
The Supreme Court of Canada is developing doctrines of arbitrariness, overbreadth, and gross disproportionality under the aegis of fundamental justice protection in section 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Urban League officials reminded lawmakers of the disproportionate incarceration of blacks in Oregon's justice system, and noted that using criminal backgrounds as a screening tool perpetuates that disproportionality in employment.