Ethnicity and Crime

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1. Most crime is performed by young males who come from poor backgrounds. There is an over-representation of this group because there is a higher proportion of young males in the ethnic minority population

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  • Cohen
  • Philips and Brown
  • Gordon
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2. African Carribbeans commit crime because they are exploited by capitalism

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  • Gordon
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3. Islamaphobia has the potential to make Asian crime and victimization worse; there has been more attacks on Asians since 9/11 - The more they are stigmatized the more likely they will be to join terrorism

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4. Media portrayals of Asians and Black youths are inaccurate

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  • Alexander
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5. Negative treatment by the criminal justice system that may lead to some members of black communities to feel hostile towards the police?

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