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Изстрели в Конгрес хайтс – престъпността в черното гето на Вашингтон
Gunshots in Congress Heights: Crime in a Black Ghetto in Washington, DC

Author(s): Svetlozar Kirilov
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Институтът по философия и социология при БАН

Summary/Abstract: The paper discusses crime in a black neighborhood in Washington, DC and strives to explain why a large part of prisoners in the United States are African Americans. There is elaboration on the two major explanations: 1) structural explanation – African Americans are incarcerated in greater rates because of the remnants of racial discrimination, due to racial barriers that contribute a great part of blacks to live in poverty; 2) cultural explanation – African Americans create “culture of resistance”, interpret the mainstream white American society as hostile and reject its values.

  • Issue Year: 42/2010
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 316-333
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Bulgarian