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NCJ Number: 94205 Find in a Library
Title: Black on Black Crime - The Myth and the Reality
Journal: Crime and Social Justice  Issue:20  Pages:50-62
Author(s): BD Headley
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 13
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Even though most urban street crimes are committed by low-income blacks against their peers, greater risks to the survival and unity of black communities stem from police brutality, industrial negligence, and consumer fraud by ghetto merchants.
Abstract: An acceptance of the belief that crime by blacks against other blacks poses the single greatest threat to black survival prevents any indepth analysis of the root causes of urban crime. A more fundamental cause may be class conflict resulting from inequities in a capitalist society. Recommendations for change include raising the consciousness of black leaders and the formation of anticrime groups within low-income communities. Twenty-five references are listed.
Index Term(s): Intra-racial crime
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