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Race, ethnicity and crime

The issues of race and crime

While there has been sociological interest into the issue of race and crime since the
nineteenth century where it was the primarily those of Irish descent who were considered to
be particularly likely to be involved in crime Phillips and…

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as there was a growing moral panic regarding the involvement in AfroCaribbean men and
street muggings and further into the decade there came to be greater levels of resentment
and tension between AfroCaribbean communities and the police, who began to record
sharp rises in the levels of criminality within this…

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the form of political struggle the popular media and cultural image of it is largely a myth that
ha been born out of negative stereotypes such as black people being muggers and Asian
people beings frauds and probable illegal immigrants. He points to the fact that the Police
Federation magazine…

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Bretton Woods signified the end of the myth of humane capitalism and social democracy
which had led to many workers subscribing to capitalist ideals of economic growth in return
for the promises of high wages, greater participatory democracy and full employment. As
fulfilment of these promises started to wain there…

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crime within black communities. They argue that the recession hit those in black
communities particularly hard, especially as they were already more likely to be in low paid
work. A large proportion of them suffered job losses and became surplus in the labour
market, what Marx referred to as the…

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have argued racism is not subject to change and can adapt as different changes in society
occur, thus as there has been growing collective organisation among Asians in Britain (who
have traditionally been seen as exclusive and to a degree selfsegregating) there has also
been has also been a rise…

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young men to use violent selfdefence in opposition to racial harassment and to adopt a
`Bengali bad boy image'. This was not only motivated by a desire to fight back against racist
attacks against their communities but also as a way of subverting the passivity imposed on
them by traditional…

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white population. John Newing, Chief Constable of the Derbyshire police force has
publically acknowledged that there is a considerable tendency of officers to racially
stereotype, especially with regards to black people. Simon Holdaway and Megan O'Neill
interviewed members of the Black Police Officers Association saw black officers claim that

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silent and use legal representation if they can't afford it during interviews however in the end
this can end up being of greater detriment to the person being interviewed as they may be
more likely to end up with a conviction because they are unable to be cautioned if they…

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the data being tainted by racial bias that may adversely affect the validity of police statistics
and can provide an indication of how many crimes are committed in which the perpetrator
avoids arrest. The largest selfreport study regarding crime and ethnicity was from data that
was collected as part of…


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