Explaining differences in offendingleft R + Neo Marx

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  • Created on: 17-06-15 18:15

1. Lea and Young argue we cannot explain police racism

  • because asians are treated favourably compared to black
  • because blacks are treated more favourably than asians
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2. Left realism

  • statistics reflect real differences in the rates of offending
  • statistics are a social construct

3. Gilroy argues that blacks political struggle was

  • criminalised by the state
  • decriminalised by the state

4. Neomarxists believe in a social construction in crime

  • for example ethinic minorities more criminal than the majority of the population
  • not a social construct

5. Lea and young have been criticised Asians

  • have a different role than blacks, blacks stereotype dangerous
  • yeah

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