Crime and race/ethnicity.

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    • Abstract:
      African Americans make up about 13 percent of the US population, but in 2013 they made up 37 percent of the population of state and federal prisons, according to the US Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). All told, people of color make up about 30 percent of the general population and 60 percent of the prison population. The BJS also reported that in 2015, the incarceration rate for black adults was 1,745 per 100,000, compared with 820 per 100,000 for Hispanic adults and 312 per 100,000 for white adults; thus, blacks are incarcerated at a rate more than five and a half times greater than whites, and Hispanics more than two and a half times the rate of whites. In addition, four in ten of those on death row as of 2013 were black, and young black men are far more likely than whites to be the victims of police brutality. Blacks are also disproportionately represented among victims of crime. African Americans are three times more likely than whites and others to be victims of robbery and more than twice as likely to be victims of aggravated assault.
    • Full Text Word Count:
      2047
    • Accession Number:
      96397255
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    • ABNT:
      ATWELL, M. W. Crime and race/ethnicity. Salem Press Encyclopedia, [s. l.], 2019. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ers&AN=96397255. Acesso em: 11 jul. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Atwell MW. Crime and race/ethnicity. Salem Press Encyclopedia. 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ers&AN=96397255. Accessed July 11, 2020.
    • AMA11:
      Atwell MW. Crime and race/ethnicity. Salem Press Encyclopedia. Published online 2019. Accessed July 11, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ers&AN=96397255
    • APA:
      Atwell, M. W. (2019). Crime and race/ethnicity. Salem Press Encyclopedia.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Atwell, Mary Welek. 2019. “Crime and Race/Ethnicity.” Salem Press Encyclopedia. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ers&AN=96397255.
    • Harvard:
      Atwell, M. W. (2019) ‘Crime and race/ethnicity’, Salem Press Encyclopedia. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ers&AN=96397255 (Accessed: 11 July 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Atwell, MW 2019, ‘Crime and race/ethnicity’, Salem Press Encyclopedia, viewed 11 July 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Atwell, Mary Welek. “Crime and Race/Ethnicity.” Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ers&AN=96397255.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Atwell, Mary Welek. “Crime and Race/Ethnicity.” Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ers&AN=96397255.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Atwell MW. Crime and race/ethnicity. Salem Press Encyclopedia [Internet]. 2019 [cited 2020 Jul 11]; Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ers&AN=96397255