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The sociological explainations of Black criminality

Gilroy (1982)/Neo Marxists Approach

·         Argued that Black people, particularly in the 1970’s, commited crime because this was a fiorm of political action which represented a culture of resistance to oppression from Police racism and harassment they received

·         Denied that there was greater criminality among the Black people compared to the White people

·         A myth created by the Police by the negative stereotyping they had in mind by labeling Black people as potential “muggers” since they saw Black people as untrustworthy. Asians were


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