crime&deviance - ethnicity and crime

  • Created by: lilyodell
  • Created on: 13-11-18 12:20
what does the BBC news report suggest about the official statistics on stop and search?
black are 8x more likely to be stopped and searched than white
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what percentage only leads to arrest?
17%
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what did graham and Bowling study?
a self report
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what was found in the self report?
43% of blacks and 44% of white individuals admitted offending
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what does this show about official statistics?
that they may not be accurate as they are contradicting the individuals self report
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why might self report studies not be an effective method?
people may not be telling the truth
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what are the issues with using victim surveys?
under 16 can not fill out a victim survey but a lot of the people who are being stopped and searched are 12,13,14,15
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what are 2 reasons why ethnic minorities are being stopped and searched?
clothing and colour of their skin
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what is a demographic factor?
inner city areas have larger proportions of ethnic minorities, so more policing, so more people will be S&S
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what do arrests show?
2016/2017 the arrest rate for black individuals was 3 times the rate for white
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what do convictions show?
black and Asian defendants are less likely to be found guilty
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what do the statistics show for the convictions?
85.3% of white, 78.7% of blacks, 78% of mixed ethnicity are found to be guilty
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what does this show about policing?
suggest discrimination as police are bringing less serious cases against ethnic minorities
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what do Bowling and Phillips suggest about prosecution?
suggest evidence presented to the CPS by the police is often weaker and based on stereotypes of ethnic minorities as criminals
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