Very little difference why The total encompasses every violent crime but a look

Very little difference why the total encompasses

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Very little difference, why? The total encompasses every violent crime, but a look at specific crimes say otherwise Ethnicity (race) and Crime Statistics come from studies using incarcerated offenders or inmate profiles. Distorted picture, why?
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Crime funnel We are left with a lot of information on a small number of offenders Wealthy ppl, non-minorities are more likely to be filtered out of the system. Great, expensive legal teams. Ethnicity/race and Crime Statistics come from studies using incarcerated offenders or inmate profiles. Aboriginal peoples are over-represented in Canada’s correctional facilities Aboriginal people are more likely to be victims of violent offences Discrimination The problem is systemic There is no simple relationship between race and crime Any relationship that does exist is likely influenced by various factors
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Lack of social opportunity Discrimination Selective reporting and surveillance of the police Minorities more likely Aboriginals are also more likely to be the victims of crime than non-Aboriginals 2x more likely to exp violence or surveillance Social Class and Crime Prior to the 1960’s. Assumed that those in lower social classes committed the most crime Self-report surveys Upper classes concealed crime more heavily, can pay for lawyers Demonstrated that all social classes commit crime. Lower classes more likely to be caught by the police - police bias Tittle et.al. (1978) The Myth of Social Class and Crime Argue that theres no evidence to support correlation social class and crime Braithwaite (1981) The Myth of Social Class and Crime Reconsidered Was a link between social class and crime, definitional ambiguity. Weak relationship, but nevertheless seems to exist.
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