This lively and accessible text provides an introduction to the history of crime and crime control. It explains the historical background that is essential for an understanding of contemporary criminal justice and examines the historical context for contemporary criminological debates. For each topic, the book provides an overview of current research, comment on current arguments, and links to wider debates.

Immigration, Ethnicity, Race and Crime

Immigration, ethnicity, race and crime


Chapter 6:

  • Provides evidence suggesting that race and ethnicity are significant in the operation of the contemporary criminal justice system. A presumed link between ethnicity and crime is a staple part of media reporting. This chapter describes current research in this area.
  • Describes how, despite the contemporary focus on immigration from the Caribbean since 1945, there is a long history of migration to the British Isles.
  • Describes historical studies of race and crime and presents primary historical evidence from a number of sources to identify common perceptions surrounding ethnic ...
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