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NCJ Number: 121824 Find in a Library
Title: Court Disposal and Remands of White, Afro-Caribbean, and Asian Men (London, 1983)
Journal: British Journal of Criminology  Volume:29  Issue:4  Dated:(Autumn 1989)  Pages:353-367
Author(s): M A Walker
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 15
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: Outcomes of prosecutions as well as remands by police, magistrates, and the Crown Court, of white, black and Asian males aged 17-25 in London in 1983 are analysed.
Abstract: Differences between the races regarding offences, acquittals, and sentences are small for those cases dealt with in the magistrates' courts. Only slight differences are found between blacks and whites in the Crown Court. There was, however, a higher proportion of blacks than whites tried and sentenced in the Crown Court; possible reasons are discussed. Overall, more blacks than whites proportionally were acquitted and also received custodial sentences. More blacks than whites or Asians were remanded in custody (as opposed to bail) at each stage of the proceedings in the courts and by police. The reported over-representation of blacks in custody may be explained by these findings. 16 tables, 18 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Race relations
Index Term(s): Court research; Detention; England; Incarceration; Minorities
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