R: [FoRK] thinking about responsibility

James Tauber jtauber
Mon Oct 24 18:22:44 PDT 2005


England, with just above 100 per 100K in jail had a black:white ratio  
7.1:1 in 1990 compared with 6.4:1 in the US according to:

Tonry, M. (1994).  ?Racial Disproportion in US Prisons,? British  
Journal of Criminology, Vol. 34, p. 105.

Even worse, Canada had a native:non-native ratio of 8:1 and Australia  
15:1.

James


On 24/10/2005, at 6:40 PM, Robert Harley wrote:

>> There are more than 2 million people in jail in the US. [1]
>>
>
> That's about 700 per 100K.  In Europe it's about 100.
> Apparently, Europeans are not much good at locking up black people and
> pot smokers.
>
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