Statistics on Race and the Criminal Justice System 2014

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URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10900/68389
http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:21-dspace-683894
http://dx.doi.org/10.15496/publikation-9808
Dokumentart: PeriodicalPart
Date: 2015-11-26
Source: Statistics on Race and the Criminal Justice System ; (2014)
Language: English
Faculty: Kriminologisches Repository
Department: Kriminologie
DDC Classifikation: 360 - Social problems and services; associations
Keywords: Ethnische Gruppe , Kriminalität , Statistik
Other Keywords:
Race
Criminal Justice Statistics
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Abstract:

This publication compiles statistics from data sources across the Criminal Justice System (CJS), to provide a combined perspective on the typical experiences of different ethnic groups. No causative links can be drawn from these summary statistics, and no controls have been applied to account for differences in circumstances between groups (e.g. average income or age); differences observed may indicate areas worth further investigation, but should not be taken as evidence of bias or as direct effects of ethnicity. In general, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups appear to be over-represented at most stages throughout the CJS, compared with the White ethnic group, though this is not universal and does not appear to increase as they progress through the CJS. Among BAME groups, Black and Mixed individuals were often the most over-represented. Trends over time for each ethnic group have tended to mirror overall trends, with little change in relative positions between ethnic groups.

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