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(policing) who are more likely to be stopped and searched?

ethnic minority groups

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(policing) how many times more likely are black people to be stopped and searched?

7x

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(policing) how many times more likely are Asian people to be stopped and searched?

2x

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(policing) official statistics from 2006/7 showed Asians to be over how many times more likely to be stopped and searched?

3x

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(policing) Phillips and Browning highlight police officers hold what? leading to what?

negative stereotypes about ethnic minorities as criminals leading to deliberate targeting and stop and search

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(policing) in low discretion stops what do police act upon?

relevant info such as descriptions - not racist stereotypes

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(policing) in high discretion stops what do police act upon?

no specific intelligence
here stereotypes can be used and discrimination can occur

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(policing) which groups are most likely to be stopped?

ethnic minorities, young, unemployed, manual workers and urban dwellers

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(arrest & caution) Arrest rate for blacks is how many times the rate for whites?

3.6x

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(arrest & caution) once arrested black people are less likely to receive a caution, why?

mistrust of police
not admitting the offence (likely to be charged instead)

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(prosecution) the crown prosecution service is the main body deciding what?

whether a case brought by police should be prosecuted in court

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(arrest & caution) what is the CPS more likely to do regarding ethnic minorities?

drop cases against ethnic minorities

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(arrest & caution) what do Bowling & Phillips say about why the CPS are likely to drop cases against ethnic minorities?

lack of police evidence - weaker and based on stereotypes

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(trials) members of ethnic minority groups are more likely to opt for what and why?

crown court jury trial over a magistrates because they think it is more impartial

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(trials) but what do crown courts do? what does this tell us?

hand out tougher sentences
may explain why ethnic minorities serve longer sentences

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(convictions) defendants from which ethnic backgrounds are less likely to be found guilty?

black and asian

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(convictions) in 2006/7 what percentages of whites, blacks and Asian defendants were found guilty?

60% of whites
52% of blacks
44% of asians

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(convictions) higher percentage of whites being found guilty suggests what?

discrimination in police getting weaker
less serious cases against ethnic minorities are thrown out of court

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(sentencing) 2006/7 what percentages of custodial sentences were given to blacks, whites and Asians?

blacks - 68%
white - 55%
Asian - 59%

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(sentencing) which group is most likely to be given custodial sentences?

black offenders

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(sentencing) which groups are more likely to receive community sentences?

whites and asians

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Hood studied 5 crown courts and found black men were 5% more likely to receive what? and how much longer were their sentences?

custodial sentence
3 months longer than white men

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(pre-sentence reports) what are these?

pre written reports by probation officers to help magistrates decide on sentencing

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(pre-sentence reports) Hudson & Bramhall found PSRs on Asian offenders where what?

less comprehensive
suggestive that the offenders were not remorseful

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(pre-sentence reports) how did Hudson and Bramhall explain their findings on PSRs of Asian offenders?

the "demonising" of Muslims since 9/11

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(prison) which minorities are most likely to be serving longer sentences?

blacks and Asians ( up to 4 yrs longer than whites)

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(prison) what proportion of the male prison population did ethnic minority groups make up in 2007?

over a quarter

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(prison) which group has the highest proportion of its members in prison in relation to the size of the groups population?

blacks
make up 13% of the prison population
make up 2.6% of the whole uk population

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similar results are found in the US, how many of those in jail are black?

2 out of 5 offenders

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similar results are found in the US, how many of those in jail are hispanic?

1 in 5

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