Race and Crime in The United States

Race And Crime In The United States

This article addresses the issue of race and crime in the United States. For treatment of related issues in other countries, see Race and crime and Immigrant criminality.

The relationship between race and crime in the United States has been a topic of public controversy and scholarly debate for more than a century. Since the 1980s, the debate has centered around the causes of and contributing factors to the disproportional representation of racial minorities (particularly African Americans, hence "Black crime") at all stages of the criminal justice system, including arrests, prosecutions and incarcerations. Minority defendants are charged with crimes requiring a mandatory minimum prison sentence far more often, leading to large racial disparities in incarceration.

Read more about Race And Crime In The United States:  Racial Demographics of The US, Crime Rate Statistics, Theories of Causation

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