How can Ethnic Differences in Criminalisation be Explained PART 1

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How can Ethnic Differences in Criminalisation be Explained? PART 1

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Approximately:

  • 91% of people in the UK are white
  • 5% Asian
  • 2% Afro- Caribbean
  • 2% mixed and other

Of the 80,000 men in prison:

  • 74% are white
  • 15% Afro-Caribbean
  • 7% Asian
  • 3% mixed
  • 1% Chinese.

Of the 7,000 women in prison:

  • 70% are white
  • 21% Afro-Caribbean
  • 5% mixed
  • 2% Asian
  • 2% Chinese and other.

The situation in the USA is very similar – Black Americans make up 13% of the total population and 50% of the prison population. Watch the video to find how ethnic differences in crime can be explained.

This A-Level Sociology Video explores concepts such as Deviancy Amplification, ethnicity, Labelling theory, marginalisation, relative deprivation, and Social Control.

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