Unformatted text preview: too strict on juvenile crime and thus the cycle restarts itself. The term for lenient philosophy is Lenient Paradigm and for strict is Punitive Paradigm. 3. Its quite simple. First of all it is statistically clear that socioeconomic status is the best indicator of who is arrested and who is not, but with that said a majority of poor white teenagers live in middle class neighborhoods while the majority of poor ethnic teenagers live in poor communities. Besides racial profiling, the main difference you see in arrest rates is with drug deals. People in poor communities are more likely to commit crimes, in this case, drug deals in public while people in middle class suburbs do it behind closed doors. It is a lot easier to police crime when you see it right in front of you. This leads to the disproportionate arrests you see with minorities....
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This note was uploaded on 10/20/2010 for the course SOC 135 taught by Professor Douglasklayman during the Spring '08 term at GWU.
- Spring '08