What relationship exists between minority status and crime? Is this relationship generalizable across different societies? Many western nations are becoming concerned with the problem of crime in general and, in particular, the role of minority groups, be they political refugees, guest workers, immigrants, or native ethnic and racial minorities. A unique cross-cultural exploration. Minorities, Migrants, and Crime highlights the empirical realities of crime and these under-studied populations. Each international expert from the United States or Europe surveys national statistical facts and research as well as political and theoretical debates critical to the issues. Revealing a number of surprising similarities and differences, original chapters examine law enforcement priorities, punishment philosophy and practices, and media coverage against the backdrop of contemporary thought and facts about race, ethnicity, migrants, crime, and criminal justice in the United States. Offering an in-depth examination of international perspectives, Minorities, Migrants, and Crime adds a viewpoint crucial to the law and policy making currently taking place in the United States. Minorities, Migrants, and Crime features state-of-the-art research in the international arena of criminal justice. A thought-provoking read, this book will prove to be an ideal resource for researchers, academics, and students in criminology, criminal justice, corrections, policing, sociology, ethnic studies, policy studies, international studies, immigration studies, and public administration.

Minorities, Crime, and Criminal Justice in Britain

Minorities, crime, and criminal justice in Britain

EDITOR'S NOTE: Because of the multinational nature of this book, British spellings have been retained in this chapter. British Crown copyright 1996. Published with the permission of the Controller of Her Britannic Majesty's Stationery Office. The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views or policy of the Home Office, Her Britannic Majesty's Stationery Office, or any other British Government Department.

The academic and political debate over race and crime in Britain has tended to focus on the black1 groups as the cause of concern with regard to offending. That debate has been conducted quite separately from the more recent, less academic, and relatively politically consensual discussion ...

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