Outline and explain the view that ethnic minorities are over-represented in official statistics (A grade)

Hello. This is my essay for the subject of crime and deviance on ethnic minorites in relation to the official statistics. It didn't quite make top marks and is a little rough around the edges, but there are some important studies mentioned. Hope it's helpful :)

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Outline and explain the view that ethnic minorities are over-represented in Official Criminal
Statistics.

According to statistics (Ministry of Justice 2008) about 9.5% of people arrested were `Black'
and 5.3% `Asian'. Official statistics tell us how many people are arrested, but that does not
necessarily reflect offending rates. Phillips and…

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emerged as an oppositional style', as opposed to a conscious political act. Carl Nightingale
(1993) studied young Black youths in Philadelphia. He observed that they identified with
successful characters (role models) and wanted to taste success too. They had been
excluded from society like the youths in Bourgois' study, but…

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