The ban on race-crime statistics has not prevented stereotypes or racial
discrimination. A lot of information about crime can be found from other countries,
or from media. Recent research seems to show that may even exaggerate the
discrimination against minorities.
Data could improve police-race relations by providing transparency. When you ban
something, it may lead people to believe that you have something to hide.
What is the relationship between race and ethnicity in crime?
Aboriginal Canadians have the highest incarceration rate followed by blacks.
The magnitude of the incarceration rate is different between Canada and united
Racial differences with self reports are much lower.
When we analyze substance abuse, white race is higher.
With respect to certain properties offences, black reported slightly them whit
students. When it comes down to drug use, white students do use more illegal drugs
Why minorities are over-represented in official crime statistics?
A lot of people believe in racial profiling.
The vast majority of youth are law abiding citizens.
Explaining the race-crime connection:
Genetic (Racist Bullshit) theories
The Importation Model (often held up with respect o immigration. A lot of minorities
come from immigration groups. Some people migrate here; migrate with the
objectives to commit crime. A lot of motivated criminal come to Canada- but false!!
Immigrants in Canada commit less crime then people born in Canada. there is a
trend that the 2nd generation there is an increase crime rate)
The Strain Model (racial minorities would have more strain and would them to
engage in crime)
The Cultural Conflict Model (immigrants and racial minorities have practices which
clashes with the criminal law in Canada- domestic violence)