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Latifah Davis-Cole

Ethnicity & Crime
Statistics (helpful to use in an intro essay)

Black people make up 2.8% of the population, but 11% of the prison population
Asians make up 4.7% of the population, but make up 6% of the prison population
White people are under-represented at all stages of…

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Left Realism: the statistics represent real differences in rates of offending

Neo Marxism: Statistics are a social construct resulting from racist labelling and
discrimination in the criminal justice system

Left Realists Neo-Marixsm
Lea and Young: Gilroy: the myth of black criminality
Crime statistics show real differences A myth…

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Latifah Davis-Cole

Downes and Rock:
Criticise Hall for his inconsistency
claiming that black street crime was
not rising but also that it was becos
of unemployment
Don't provide evidence of the public
panicking or blaming crime on the

Ethnicity and Victimisation
Racist victimisation occurs when an individual is targeted…


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