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The 2000 Scottish Crime Survey: Analysis Of The Ethnic Minority Booster Sample

DescriptionThe report presents findings from an analysis of the 2000 Scottish Crime Survey ethnic minority booster sample and draws out some comparisons between ethnic minority and white respondents.
ISBN0 7559 3365 6
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateMay 08, 2002

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THE 2000 SCOTTISH CRIME SURVEY:
ANALYSIS OF THE ETHNIC
MINORITY BOOSTER SAMPLE

Ian Clark, University Of Dundee
And Traci Leven, MVA

Scottish Executive
Central Research Unit 2002

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CONTENTS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
The scottish crime survey
The scottish crime survey ethnic
minority booster
Objectives of the ethnic minority
booster sample
How the ethnic minority booster
sample was selected
Components of the scottish crime
survey
Limitations of the data
Structure of the report
CHAPTER 2 CHARACTERISTICS OF
THE ETHNIC MINORITY BOOSTER

Gender and age
Household size and composition
Marital status
Employment status
Social class
Household tenure
Health rating
Settlement size
Summary
CHAPTER 3 AN OVERVIEW OF CRIME
AGAINST ETHNIC MINORITIES

Risks of crime
Multiple victimisation
Further details of incidents
Racial motivation
Timing of incidents
Location of incidents
Loss of property
Perpetrators of victimisation incidents
Seriousness of incident
Unpleasant incidents
Summary
CHAPTER 4 THE IMPACT OF CRIME
ON VICTIMS

Emotional reactions
Awareness and experience of
victim support services
Long-term impact of housebreaking
Long-term impact of violent crime
Summary
CHAPTER 5 CONCERNS ABOUT CRIME
Concern about victimisation
Crime as a national problem
Concern about children becoming
victims of crime
Concern about violence at work
Crime as a local problem
Personal safety and risk-avoidance
strategies
Summary
CHAPTER 6 VICTIMS' CONTACTS
WITH THE POLICE

Police awareness of the incident
The involvement of agencies other
than the police
Summary
CHAPTER 7 ATTITUDES TO THE
POLICE, SENTENCING AND PRISONS

Views on the police
Contact with the police
Experience of being stopped by
the police
Complaints against the police
Public perception of police priorities
Overall perception of police service
Sentencing factors
How should a housebreaker
be sentenced?
How should offenders be sentenced?
Main role of prisons
Summary
CHAPTER 8 AWARENESS OF AND
ATTITUDES TO DRUGS

Awareness of drugs
Attitudes towards drugs
Risks associated with drugs
Summary
CHAPTER 9 CONCLUSIONS
How valid is the analysis of ethnic
minority data in this report?
What are the main conclusions from
this report?
What are the risks of becoming
a victim?

Was the victimisation racially
motivated?

What was the impact on victims?
Did victims require information
and support?

What were respondents' anxieties
about crime?

Did victims report victimisations
to the police?

What were respondents' views
on the police,
sentencing and prisons?

What were respondents' awareness
of and views on drugs?

Discussion
ANNEX A CONDUCT OF THE ETHNIC
MINORITY BOOSTER SAMPLE
ANNEX B SELF-DESCRIBED ETHNIC
GROUPS IN BOOSTER SAMPLE
ANNEX C MAIN CRIME CATEGORIES
ANNEX D 'SOCIAL CLASS'
OCCUPATION GROUPS

The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and
do not necessarily represent those of the Department or Scottish Ministers.

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