Defining crime and criminals. Crime is what is illegal in criminal law Includes some dangerous and harmful acts Other bad practices are not included Criminals are people charged Includes some harmful people Other harmful people are not included. The FBI’s ‘crime rate’. Violent
Source: Reiman (2004), p. 58-9.
Source: FBI Statistics from Reiman (2004), p. 83.
Source: Reiman (2004), p. 84.
For the same crime, the rich are less likely...
T o b e a r r e s t e d
t o b e c h a r g e d
t o b e c o n v i c t e d
to go to prison
to get long sentences
Source: BJS (http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/glance/corrtyp.htm)
Source: Use rate from Sentencing Project, 2005 (2002 data).
Source: Sentencing Project (cocaine 1990; marijuana 2002) BJS (prison 2002 [stopped after that]).
Source: Sentencing Project, "War on Marijuana," 2005.
% of those arrested who are Black
% of criminals reported Black
Source: CVS and UCR in Reiman (1998).
Source: Baldus study of the Georgia dealth penalty, cited in McCleskey v. Kemp.