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Unformatted text preview: o Crime statistics are not quite as reliable and detailed as it seems to be. o In times of economic recession, the reporting of crime rates goes down. A variety of social factors affect how and why crime is or is not reported. Race in Crime o Chances of imprisonment for males and females White 3.4% Hispanic 10% Black - 11.3% o DNA exposes holes in the system 2004 data of death penalty exonerations 62 black 42 white 12 Hispanic o First time offenders are not being put in jail as quickly o Rates in incarceration have gone up. o Differences in Crack and Cocaine not just chemical Crack is for poor people. Cocaine is for rich people By charging more time for first offender crack dealers, it gets more poverty-stricken African Americans put away....
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