6/29/07

Criminal justice

Wickham notes that blacks are 29% of those arrested, whites 70% of those arrested, but that more blacks are inmates.

As long as Wickham isn't being more specific about the statistics, such as mentioning which types of crimes lead to blacks being more likely to be inmates, I'll do the same:

I know the point they focused on is that it is unfair that blacks are more likely to be in jail, but since most crimes are intraracial, wouldn't that mean that white victims are more likely to have their victimizers on the loose, and that black victims are more likely to have their victimizers put in jail for a longer period of time?

CJL