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Race and Crime

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC336H1
Professor
Brasch
Semester
Fall

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Nov 30 Race and CrimeCriminalizationUndocumented Migration Wortley - Black people are highly over-represented in certain offence categories - Four different explanatory frameworks to try to understand this racial breakdown of arrests - More police surveillance = more likely to be caught than others who engage in same forms of criminal activity - Police more likely to use force against minorities - Racial bias in granting bail and conditions of release - Racial bias may also exist in prison o Minority inmates over-represented among prisoners charged with misconduct Importation Model - Intersection of race and immigration status - Assumes that some migrants arrive with the explicit objective to participate in criminal activity Policy initiatives: - Screening of potential immigrants and refugees - Tracking of international criminals - Restricting immigration from crime-prone countries - Deporting immigrants convicted of crimes - Absolves Canadian society of any responsibility since Cultural-Conflict Model - Intersection between race and culture variables - Maintaining certain practices can conflict with Canadian law - May be seen as criminal in Canada Policy initiatives: - Legal education o About Canadian law before arrival o About potential conflicts with the law Strain Model www.notesolution.com
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