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Offenders' perceptions of the choices they had and the choices they made

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
M.J. Gathings (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Advisor
Paul L. Luebke

Abstract: "African Americans are overrepresented among arrests, defendants, and convictions despite no significant differences in self-reports of criminal offending between African Americans and Whites. This research examines the differences in family and educational experiences among fifteen men who live in North Carolina. Retrospective interviews were conducted face-to-face with adult men who attended N.C. public schools and had been previously apprehended for a criminal law violation. Patterns of socialization and class- and race-based differences are analyzed. Results indicate no substantial differences in school experiences between African Americans and Whites in the sample. However, findings suggest race is salient for criminal justice outcomes."--Abstract from author supplied metadata.

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Publication
Dissertation
Language: English
Date: 2007
Keywords
African Americans, arrests, defendants, convictions, family, Educational, North Carolina
Subjects
Discrimination in criminal justice administration--North Carolina--Case studies
African American criminals
Criminals--North Carolina--Cross-cultural studies
Crime and race--North Carolina