Possible Relationship Between Crime Race and SES

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On page 175 of the textbook, refer to Figure 8.1 (Possible Relationship Between Crime, Race and SES). Explain this graphic. Is it possible for this type of statistical analysis to promote racial profiling for potential white collar offenders. This assignment, as with all written assignments, should follow APA guidelines

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Possible Relationship between Crime, Race and SESNameClassDateProfessorPossible Relationship between Crime, Race and SESWhen people from one race are stereotyped as criminals the end result will be that this race will begin to commit more crimes in society. Racial stereotypes can lead to greater crimes from the race especially when the rest of society expects them to commit crime. This can be seen in racial profiling practices by police when African Americans are stopped more by police than other races. In America the disparities in the arrests of African Americans and whites is great. Even though African Americans only make up around 15% of the population they make up almost 40% of the entire prison population. The graph shows that in American society African Americans commit more crimes than White Americans. The problem with the graph is it gives a false impression about the amount of crime actually committed by African Americans versus White Americans. The graphics shows African Americas are responsible for the largest amount of crime creating a link to crime and race. When graphics like this graphic are published it can give a false impression of crim

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