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NCJ Number: 148425 Find in a Library
Journal: Canadian Journal of Criminology  Volume:36  Issue:2  Dated:(April 1994)  Pages:153-163
Author(s): T Gabor
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 11
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: This author argues that the Canadian government should collect crime statistics based on race or any other variable if they serve legitimate law enforcement purposes.
Abstract: Opponents of efforts to collect and publish race-based crime statistics argue that such publication would lead to increased friction between various racial or ethnic communities and justify harassment of minorities by police, would distort the true contribution to crime of different racial or ethnic groups, and would waste criminal justice system resources because these factors are not related to crime. However, this author maintains that nationality could prove to be a strong predictor of criminality if the substantial variations in violence across countries are a true indication. A country has the sovereign right to monitor patterns of behavior within its territory and to exclude those who pose a threat to the public safety. 9 references
Main Term(s): Statistics
Index Term(s): Canada; Criminality prediction; Foreign crime statistics; Race-crime relationships
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