Ethnicity

done in note form

HideShow resource information
View mindmap
  • Ethnicity
    • stats trends
      • consensus - high rates of ethnic min presence in crime stats = true
        • pol & courts are neut
      • conflict - high rates of ethnic min are soc const - they don't commit crime
        • pol & courts are biased
      • stat ev
        • afro-Car & Asians = over-rep in prison pop
        • ethnic mins prison pop x2 bet 98-08
      • expl for link
        • min ethnic groups tend to have higher prop of youth
        • those suff social dep & living in dep urban areas, not because ethnic
    • blame ethnic min's
      • consensus based - blame mins - have faith in CJS
      • other reasons for higher rates of street crime in Black people
        • ed success - 2006 - 23% Afro-Car boys = 5 GCSE's - affects self-conf & emply
        • fam structure - 60% young black males = 1 parent - poorer
        • mass media - inf of black 'rap artcists' - encour 'bling' vio & crim
          • EVAL - just form of entertainment
      • Funct - poor socialisation & v's - frust => crime - weak comm ties
      • ecological - urban life/ inner city - high pop turnover = anomie - pov => crime
        • EVAL
          • ig m/c crime
          • ig gentrification in 80s
      • subc - attitudes/ v's - matcho/ chall - frust => crime - crime = sol
        • EVAL
          • no discussion of females
          • many w/c don't commit crime
      • New Right - immorality/ low morals - unemp/ welf culture - under/c w/ dep culture - lone parent fams
        • EVAL
          • no mention of m/c crime
          • mother can socialise kids just as well
    • blame soc
      • conflict based
      • bias in CJS
        • Marxism
      • Neo Marxism - New Crim
        • Hall - young black Britons (fd) blamed for street crime (70s)
          • an e.g. of dev amp - this helped cause Cap failing
        • Gilroy - crime was political - conscious & delib act to racist soc
          • resistance to ways ancestors treated - slavery
        • New left realism
          • Lea & Young - rel dep - poor held back by racism - individualism
            • people encour by med to be selfish @ expense of comm
            • marg - mins feel frust & hostile w/ little power to change their sit
          • EVAL
            • ig w.c.c
            • potentially racist theory
        • EVAL
          • do eth min youths erally act in symb political way?
          • link bet mp & crisis in Cap not clear
      • Triple quandry theory
        • Sewell - 3 risk factors that are resp for high lev of crim - Afro-C boys
          • 1) strugg to relate to mainst culture - inst rej them
            • cause anx; resolve by form gangs; leads to masc beh - matcho gain resp/ status -crim beh
          • 2) inf by med & its focus on greed
          • 3) lone parent fams - lack of positive role model
        • EVAL
          • lone parent fam dones't cause crime

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Sociology resources:

See all Sociology resources »See all Crime and deviance resources »