ERIC Number: ED348411
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Crime and the Black Community. An Assessment of the Impact of Selected Criminal Justice Issues in New York State. Report of the Criminal Justice Subcommittee. Volume 3, Criminal Justice.
New York Governor's Advisory Committee for Black Affairs, Albany.
Racially motivated and/or targeted violence is a priority criminal justice issue for New York State. Racially motivated violence occurs when the perpetrator's intent or conscious objective is to injure a person or his property because of the person's racial identity. The following factors may explain the occurrence and recent increase in racial violence: (1) poor racial relations; (2) depressed economic conditions; and (3) specific disputes, such as school desegregation. Although no uniform nationwide system for reporting acts of racially motivated violence currently exists, it is clear that blacks have been disproportionately victimized. Police violence against blacks, specifically the use of deadly or excessive force, fosters ill will in the black community and encourages retaliatory violence. Recommendations for State policies and programs are suggested in the following areas: (1) black representation in police departments; (2) crime prevention strategies; (3) employment; (4) education; (5) drugs; (6) domestic violence; (7) handguns; (8) community-based anti-crime initiatives; and (9) prison overcrowding. A list of 56 references is appended. (FMW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York Governor's Advisory Committee for Black Affairs, Albany.
Identifiers - Location: New York