Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Land of the Free? Half of Black Males, 38% of White Males Arrested by Age 23

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Nearly half of black males and almost 40 percent of white males in the U.S. are arrested by age 23, which can hurt their ability to find work, go to school and participate fully in their communities.

A new study released Monday (Jan. 6) in the journal Crime & Delinquency provides the first contemporary findings on how the risk of arrest varies across race and gender, says Robert Brame, a criminology professor at the University of South Carolina and lead author of the study.

The study is an analysis of national survey data from 1997 to 2008 of teenagers and young adults, ages 18, and their arrest histories, which run the gamut from truancy and underage drinking to more serious and violent offenses. The study excludes arrests for minor traffic violations.

Most striking are the race differences revealed in the study, Brame says. In particular, the research points to a higher prevalence of arrest among black males and little race variation in arrest rates among females.

"A problem is that many males – especially black males – are navigating the transition from youth to adulthood with the baggage and difficulties from contact with the criminal justice system," Brame says.

The negative impacts can be great, he says. "States vary on the age that adolescents are considered adults in the eyes of the criminal law, some as young as age 16 and 17," he says. "Criminal records that show up in searches can impede employment, reduce access to housing, thwart admission to and financing for higher education and affect civic and volunteer activities such as voting or adoption. They also can damage personal and family relationships."

Shawn Bushway, a criminal justice professor at the University at Albany who collaborated with Brame on the study, says they used data from the U.S. Department of Labor's National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, 1997 cohort (NLYS97).

"The study, which is the first to use nationally representative data to provide estimates of lifetime prevalence of arrest by race and sex, highlights the importance of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, 97 cohort," Bushway says. "The NLSY97 is the only survey collected by the U.S. government that includes longitudinal data on arrest for a cohort over time."

The study's key findings include:
  • By age 18, 30 percent of black males, 26 percent of Hispanic males and 22 percent of white males have been arrested.
  • By age 23, 49 percent of black males, 44 percent of Hispanic males and 38 percent of white males have been arrested.
  • While the prevalence of arrest increased for females from age 18 to 23, the variation between races was slight. At age 18, arrest rates were 12 percent for white females and 11.8 percent and 11.9 percent for Hispanic and black females, respectively. By age 23, arrest rates were 20 percent for white females and 18 percent and 16 percent for Hispanic and black females, respectively.
In addition to Brame and Bushway, the research team included Ray Paternoster at the University of Maryland and Michael Turner at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

The study, a representative sample of the larger population, builds on a previous one by the team that was released in January 2012 in the journal Pediatrics. That study garnered national attention for providing the first look since the 1960s at arrest prevalence and for its key finding that one in three people are arrested by age 23.

Brame says the next step is to develop an understanding of the economic, social and law enforcement factors that can influence arrests and what role gender and race play.

"As a society, we often worry a great deal about the effects of children watching television, eating junk food, playing sports and having access to good schools," Brame says. "Experiencing formal contact with the criminal justice system could also have powerful effects on behavior and impose substantial constraints on opportunities for America's youth.

"We know from our two studies that these experiences are prevalent and that they vary across different demographic groups. Going forward it will be constructive to support systematic studies into the sources of these variations and to continue efforts to understand the effects of criminal justice interventions on sanctions on future behavior."

Study published in Crime & Delinquency (CAD), peer-reviewed and published bi-monthly, is a policy-oriented journal offering a wide range of research and analysis for the scholar and professional in criminology and criminal justice.

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Anonymous said...

...all persons caught reading this article are subject to a $500 fine and 30 days in jail.

Anonymous said...

40% of White Males arrested by age 23!? Are you sure that "0" in the "40" isn't a typo?

Anonymous said...

Well, the system needs to keep the free (slave) labour of community service going somehow.

Anonymous said...

It's profitable - expect more.

Anonymous said...

You have no dignity when your are homeless. Without a home you cannot vote. If you cannot vote you are a slave. If you are a slave you can be socially engineered and controlled to do what is unconscionable to other people to survive.

Anonymous said...

In your title, you should have put 38% white instead of 40%. Do not add to statistics. Bad.
Secondly, the next study, which will cost a great deal, will find a lack of father figure (I know not politically correct.), an inability to develop marketable skills due to several reasons and the preoccupation with trying the system. Solutions are not easy. I applaud Big Brother/Big Sister, local concerned recreation directors, YMCA and churches. The needs are great.
The present results of government programs and family structure feed the law enforcement and legal systems. Some law enforcement and judges try hard to make corrections. Again, what is the supportive family life.
It does not app

Anonymous said...

I bet mandatory arrest for domestic violence calls adds tremendously to the male arrest numbers.

Anonymous said...

Tolerance for any societal infraction, mainly drug use, is non-existent.
Cops are judged on their number of arrests and traffic tickets, no incentive there to not arrest.
Too many stupid laws created by too many stupid legislators.

Anonymous said...

The statistics represented without highlighting the most IMPORTANT fact that Blacks make up less than 13 percent of the total population of the USA and that whites stand at 60 percent.

For blacks to dominate whites when it comes to arrest and incarceration means that the white dominatant still cant stand the fact that Blacks are 'free' and their genocidal tactics are still in full swing against the recently freed black slave stolen out of Africa

Anonymous said...

oops talking about black slaves and genocidal tactics of the white race is too much truth

Daruka said...

America, land of the FEE , home of the SLAVE.

Anonymous said...

The problem with these statistics is that they lie. Latino crime statistics are added to the White arrest records in order to artificially fluff them up. In prior decades it was due to the low amount of Latinos in the USA. However, that has changed drastically. These statistics should now be kept separate from each other so that the media can no longer use White Guilt as a weapon against the White population. Remember how Zimmerman was repeatedly cast as a White then they settled for "White Latino" out of desperation.

Anonymous said...

How is it that white girls are arrested more than the others? Seems at odds with the trend.

Anonymous said...

More black men are locked up because black men are more likely to commit crime especially violent crime. 40 of the 49 murders committed last year in my city(around 55% black) were committed by black men, and sadly most of the victims are black men. Fact of life sad but true, and nothing will change until black people stop blaming whitey for all of their problems.

FunCoTech said...

@last Annonomous - that's exactly what I was wondering... Very curious.

Anonymous said...

When states stop this insane drug "war" against marijuana, the numbers will drop considerably. Hopefully, once this valuable herb is no longer a "menace", those convicted of possession will have their records wiped clean.

Anonymous said...

"Nearly half of black males and almost 40 percent of white males in the U.S. are arrested by age 23"

You are out of your mind. This report is one sided and liberal to the core. No where in the world are 40 percent of a white male population arrested by 23.

In contrast to this - black males make up 90 percent + of all homicides, burglaries and rapes in the US alone where they exist in large numbers.

White crime is less than 3% anywhere in the world.

Philadelphia - 91% of 'known' homicides are by blacks: http://stuffblackpeopledontlike.blogspot.com/2013/12/philadelphia-bell-curve-tolls-for-thee.html

Anonymous said...

Policing for profit has eroded respect for law enforcement. With constricting budgets nationwide, and the windfall of institutional theft viewed as another revenue stream for law enforcement coffers, the police are well prepared to enter homes and businesses, clad in black and armored, taking from a population they are sworn to protect and serve. Is this the levelling of the global playing field envisioned by america's leadership? Will our children become economic pawns of foreign and corporate powers answering to no one in general?

Anonymous said...

The following does not apply to conscious white people who wish to live in truth and peace.

The great white constant refrain that blacks commit more crimes no matter which way the survey is taken you damn right they do BECAUSE white people have waged a genocidal war against black people forever. Whenever Blacks got away and got a little respite from their maniacal masters, the masters found a way, usually via their wet dream of the black phalanx assault on some conniving white pussy to storm in and CRUSH any Black success story (multiple Rosewoods).
White hollywood knows how to destroy any image they wish and hollywoods favorite bogey has always been the black character. In the UK it is anathema to portray a black family in the image conscious of the nation, Nooo that may make them stronger so only portray them in a bi-racial family context. Well they say that's better than the black face having to be killed in the third frame which was food for the masses up to the late eighties. .Lets see what else is there. Oh heah, Rap - when it first came it was heavily socially responsible, until the master deemed it too subversive and picked up the trash blew off the dust and fanned the flames with multi dollar contracts, whist the FBI dealt with the rap the white world wished did not exist.

When it comes to employing the black race in America you got some wickedly racist structures in place to keep the nigga in his place, We warned the black obomba not to besmirch the Black race by sitting in the masters stinking seat; but the lure of the money and his dna was too strong and he flew on the wings of those that said the black man had arrived. They disnissed the knowledge of more than 50 years that a nigga was to take the fall for the disgrace of the white house sins

Whites have become adept at turning angels into devils like themselves. The majority of the black diaspora don't know themselves so fall prey to the white devil running around calling himself Christ.

For over 6 or seven centuries or more western Europe and its diaspora have been disturbing the peace of the world and even now their expansionist assault upon the rest of us has not abated.

But rest assured there is the just amount of Blacks that are prepared for the calamity that is gonna hit the unrighteous, of whom the majority being people of no color who call themselves white. We got your number and it is the number of the beast 666 and when it descends on those idiot niggas who wish they were white we know it will be the end of fucking white superiority. In the meantime enjoy the fruits of your cheesy hypocrisy and murderous dna,

FunCoTech said...

@last Annon, thanks for the first sentence :). Just a few observations, you are spot on with what you said about Rap. In fact I heard a "whistle blower" story, don't know if it's true, about a group of rich white dudes meeting to plan changing Rap to "Gangsta Rap". Among the people there were representatives from the for profit prison industry plus various others that had an interest in fuking Blacks...
Another couple of facts you can interpret anyway you like, first HollyWood (plus heaps of other media) is run, owned and directed by the "Chosen People". Second, black people (even black Jews from Ethiopia) are not permitted to give blood to the Israeli blood bank... Yup, they really are That racist. And guess what our media says about it? Yup, absolutely Nothing..

Anonymous said...

for all those who act with glee when 'Blacks' are outed such as

++In contrast to this - black males make up 90 percent + of all homicides, burglaries and rapes in the US alone where they exist in large numbers.

++White crime is less than 3% anywhere in the world.

We blacks have a saying 'Bus(t) a shut' translated it means your chest is so big you burst your shirt (open). I am so proud of all our languages of which I know only two (English and pigeon English). You have made it impossible for me to look back (being the decendent of slaves) but by the art of the almighty for every door you tried to shut when dragging me out of my homeland he has opened two and is rapidly revealing the one you tried to shut.

When you take a child from his natural parents, foster him out to bad people he is very much more going to end up wasted. Those that are able to rise up out of the man made swamp.....be very afraid cus they are master slayers of all things satanic....and boy are they coming and guess what behind them they got all nations on our side. its too late to join but you can still do your bit on the other side

Remember them 'So Called jews' thieves of other peoples property such as land, religion and history they got you hoodwinked and leading you all like donkeys. They know the truth, hence why all of a sudden these Northern European Hordes have gone race crazy all of a sudden, oozing race hate out of their false little hats and down their false little locks. And let me tell you this. They have a massive hidden program to inject themselves with the blood of the real Jews (cause the Sephardi have bred themselves out in the Ashkenazi in modern times, however in the beginning the two lived similar to the South African black and white apartheid society) so that they can call themselves Jews with confidence. They leaked the story (which did happen) to throw us off the scent. I don't know if this crazy idea can work but hell they will try anything. At the very least they can 'contaminate' so called jewish blood being tested around the world in scientific medical research labs' By Way of Deception ....f--k them pussies

Anonymous said...

The Calm after The Storm....

We got to stop seeing the Big picture in terms of color, however it is the color question why the world is a rack and ruin.

The Money MASTERS have us all by the balls while they rape our wallets, charging the cost of bringing in their one world government. Yup, we paying to be chipped. They will then demand that whites subjugate non-whites in their NWO (DIVIDE AND RULE). Same old tactics of the 'ages'. This requires depopulation and total subservience.....

The most power that anyone will have will be the power to say NO. How many will be PREPARED to say NO

Anonymous said...

err you 'forgot to add one of my comments. U must have a sayanim working on the board or this site is run by the joos

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