Crime and Prejudice

Asks the question why there are more whites involved in white-collar crime and African Americans involved in street crimes.

Examines why it seems that the ‘disadvantaged’ or minority are over-represented in lower level offenses while whites are over-represented in the mid-level offenses. his paper discusses the discrepancy and prejudice involved in this distinction.
“Sociologist Joe R. Feagin contends that those who have a better grasp of racial reality are those who are over the age of nineteen. Reasoning behind this is that comparatively few African-American teenage respondents said they had been victimized by discrimination; contrarily, half of the African-American adults admitted they had (Farley, 1997).”