Ethnicity & Crime

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1. 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, 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
  • 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
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2. What do self-report studies tell us about ethnicity and crime?

  • Use anonymous questionaire asking what offences you commited, Graham & Bowling - studied 14-15 yr olds, self-reporting offending rates basically the same for white, black and Asians
  • Use anonymous questionaire asking what offences you commited, Graham & Bowling - studied 14-15 yr olds, self-reporting offending rates drastically different for white, black and Asians
  • Use anonymous interviews asking what offences you commited, Graham & Bowling - studied 14-15 yr olds, self-reporting offending rates basically the same for white, black and Asians

3. 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

4. How does ethnicity affectprisons?

  • 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
  • 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

5. 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

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