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Creating public attitudes to immigration by mis-counting

MacInnes, John and Cheung, Sin Yi ORCID: 2013. Creating public attitudes to immigration by mis-counting. Discover Society 2 , 5 Nov 2013.

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Immigration and ‘statistics’ have a long and intimate relationship. It usually takes the form of abusing the latter to foster hostility to the former. The most recent example is the government’s ‘go home’ poster van campaign, which the Advertising Standards Authority retrospectively banned for using misleading arrest statistics. That is misleading as in false, wrong, incorrect.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Publisher: Social Research Publications
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2022 10:26

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