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Minority ethnic groups and crime [electronic resource] : findings from the offending, crime and justice survey 2003 / Clare Sharp, Tracey Budd.

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Canadian Policing Research Catalogue





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1 online resource (74 p.)


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The focus of the report is on self-reported offending. White respondents and those of mixed ethnic origin were more likely than other ethnic groups to report offending behaviour. Additionally, the report explores differences between ethnic groups in their reported contact with the criminal justice system and whether these can be explained by self-reported offending levels. Some but not all of the differences could be explained by differences in self-reported offending behaviour. Generally, Asian respondents reported the least contact, regardless of whether they had offended or not. Black respondents who had offended mainly had higher levels of contact than Whites or Mixed. Contact levels were more alike amongst serious offenders, but some differences between ethnic groups remain. It is not possible to say from the analysis whether or not people are being treated differently because of their ethnic group alone.


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2nd ed.


Home Office online report ; 33/05.

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