Ethnicity and criminalisation.

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What are the official statistics for Blacks and Asians in prison?
Black people make up 2.8% of population, but 11% of prison population. Asians make up 4.7% of the population, but 6% of the prison population.
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What are victim surveys, their uses and their limitations?
They ask individuals what crimes they have been a victim of in the past 12 months. They show that most crime is intra-ethnic. However, they rely on victim's memory, only cover personal crime, exclude under 16s, and disclude corporate crime.
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Who uses self-report studies and what did they find?
Graham & Bowling - Whites and Blacks have similar levels of offending, while Indians, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis had lower rates. Sharp & Budd - White and mixed ethnicities most likely to offend, then Blacks, then Asians.
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What are some of the ethnic differences at each stage of the criminal justice process (3 flashcards long)
Oppressive policing. Asians are 3 times more likely to have their cars searched. This could be due to police racism, ethnic differences in offending or demographic factors. The arrest rate for blacks was 3.6times that for whites in '06.
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The prosecution are more likely to drop cases against ethnic minorities, maybe because the evidence is based on stereotyping. Black and Asian defendants are less likely to be found guilty.
Black men are 5 times more likely to receive a custodial sentence that white men.
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They ask individuals what crimes they have been a victim of in the past 12 months. They show that most crime is intra-ethnic. However, they rely on victim's memory, only cover personal crime, exclude under 16s, and disclude corporate crime.

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What are victim surveys, their uses and their limitations?

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Graham & Bowling - Whites and Blacks have similar levels of offending, while Indians, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis had lower rates. Sharp & Budd - White and mixed ethnicities most likely to offend, then Blacks, then Asians.

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Oppressive policing. Asians are 3 times more likely to have their cars searched. This could be due to police racism, ethnic differences in offending or demographic factors. The arrest rate for blacks was 3.6times that for whites in '06.

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Card 5

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Black men are 5 times more likely to receive a custodial sentence that white men.

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