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

  • Philips and Brown
  • Mayhew
  • Cohen
  • Gordon
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2. During arrests African Carribbeans are not treated differently to White Britons or Asians

  • Waddington
  • Cashmore
  • Philips and Brown
  • Hall

3. Media portrayals of Asians and Black youths are inaccurate

  • Sewell
  • Alexander
  • Waddington
  • Desai

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

  • Cashmore
  • Philips and Bowling
  • Philips and Bowling
  • Gordon

5. African Carribbeans commit crime because they are exploited by capitalism

  • Gilroy
  • Gordon
  • Waddington
  • Young

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