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Immigration and Crime: Race, Ethnicity, and Violence
The original essays in this much-needed collection broadly assess the contemporary patterns of crime as related to immigration, race, and ethnicity. Immigration and Crime covers both a variety of immigrant groups mainly from Asia, the Caribbean, and Latin America and a variety of topics including: victimization, racial conflict, juvenile delinquency, exposure to violence, ...more
Paperback, 238 pages
Published July 1st 2006 by New York University Press
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I'm giving this five stars because I think it's so important. The book is a compilation of studies that deal with the topics of immigration and its relationship to crime. It debunks a lot of common stereotypes (for example: there's evidence that immigrant communities actually create a buffer against crime and violence, and foreign-born immigrants (as compared to successive generations born/growing up in the United States) are less likely to be involved in crime. It's an important topic that hasn ...more
A good book that illuminates the absence of strong empiical research into immigrant populations discusses how this void has contributed to the progression of stereotypes that associate immigrants with high crime rates. The author successfully argues that despite media assurances to the contrary, immigrants do not add significantly to the overall crime rate. Crimes committed by immigrants are oftentimes the product of various social, economic and political posturings--and in particular, can be tr ...more