Ethnic Differences in Crime

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  • Ethnic Differences in Crime
    • Afro caribbean citizens over represent crime statistics
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      • According to OCS most crime committed by young and ethnic minority members
      • If this was the case young Asians would also be over represented
    • Interpretivists argue statistics aren't representative
      • Reflects levels of discrimination within the authorities
        • MacPherson Report showed police were guilty of institutional racism in the killing of Stephen Lawrence
      • Black community subjected to military style policing (Bowling)
      • Black and ethnic minorities are 7 times more likely to be stopped and searched
    • The judicial process is also seen as bias
      • Black youths are more likely to be arrested on the street and taken to court
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