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1. What do victimisation studies tell us about ethnicity and crime?

  • Ask ethnicity of offender, majority of crime is intra-racial (same race), only 20% of crime is personal -where you see offender
  • Ask ethnicity of victim, majority of crime is intra-racial (same race), only 20% of crime is personal -where you see offender
  • Ask ethnicity of offender, majority of crime is intra-racial (same race), only 70% of crime is personal -where you see offender
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2. What are the trree ways of gathering stastics on ethnicity and crime?

  • Official stastics, Victimisation studies & self-report studies
  • Official stastics, Victimisation studies & media recollections
  • Official stastics, Crimilisation studies & self-report studies
  • Official stastics, Victimisation studies & Covert obervations

3. How does ethnicity affectprisons?

  • There are over 7X the amount of African-Carribean prisoners than there should be porportionate to pop, 0.77 higher for Asians, ethnic minorities over-represented in prisons
  • There are over 7X the amount of African-Carribean prisoners than there should be porportionate to pop, 0.77 higher for whites, ethnic minorities over-represented in prisons
  • There are over 2X the amount of African-Carribean prisoners than there should be porportionate to pop, 0.77 higher for Asians, ethnic minorities over-represented in prisons

4. How does ethnicity affect sentencing?

  • African-Carribeans slightly more likely to be hled in custody & be charged with serious offences than whites, 17% higher chance of imprisonment, White more likely to be found guilty but 18% less prison, Bowling - Seems prejudice, limited knowledge
  • African-Carribeans slightly more likely to be hled in custody & be charged with serious offences than whites, 17% higher chance of imprisonment, Asians more likely to be found guilty but 18% less prison, Bowling - Seems prejudice, limited knowledge
  • African-Carribeans slightly more likely to be hled in custody & be charged with serious offences than whites, 17% higher chance of imprisonment, Asians more likely to be found guilty but 18% less prison, Philips - Seems prejudice, limited knowledge

5. What do official stastics tell us about ethnicity and crime?

  • Number of police arrests - if racist then stats reflect this
  • Number of police arrests - if sexist then stats reflect this
  • Number of court convictions - if racist then stats reflect this

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