Arrest Records and the Black Community
A look at whether there is evidence of racism or crime rate differences between blacks and whites in arrest records.
# 138710 | 2,000 words | 3 sources | APA | 2008 |
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in African-American Studies (Racism) , Criminology (Criminal Justice and Corrections) , Sociology (General)
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The paper discusses how there is a perception that black Americans are either guilty of more violent crimes than white Americans or are victims of racial profiling, making it appear that they are perpetrators of more violent crimes than white Americans. This paper argues that there is less disparity in either arrests or in commission of violent crimes than may be perceived, according to FBI statistics.
From the Paper:"A look at the news on any given evening might be enough to convince the viewer that a racial divide exists in the commission of violent crime. Reports of black-on-black and black-on-white crime often far outnumber the reports of white-on-white or white-on-black crime. A similar look into the nation's jails and prisons might also seem to reveal the truth behind these reports, for all that black inmates often outnumber white inmates in any given correctional institution. But is the evidence actually evidence of the truth? Do black Americans actually commit more crimes than white..."
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