Immigration and Crime: Race, Ethnicity, and Violence

Immigration and Crime: Race, Ethnicity, and Violence

by Steven Noll, James Trent
     
 

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,

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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, homicide, drugs, gangs, and border violence.

The volume provides important insights about past understandings of immigration and crime, many based on theories that have proven to be untrue or racially biased, as well as offering new scholarship on salient topics. Overall, the contributors argue that fears of immigrant crime are largely unfounded, as immigrants are themselves often more likely to be the victims of discrimination, stigmatization, and crime rather than the perpetrators.

Contributors: Avraham Astor, Carl L. Bankston III, Robert J. Bursik, Jr., Roberto G. Gonzales, Sang Hea Kil, Golnaz Komaie, Jennifer Lee, Matthew T. Lee, Ramiro Martínez, Jr., Cecilia Menjívar, Jeffrey D. Morenoff, Charlie V. Morgan, Amie L. Nielsen, Rubén G. Rumbaut, Rosaura Tafoya-Estrada, Abel Valenzuela, Jr., Min Zhou.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814757048
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
07/01/2006
Series:
New Perspectives in Crime, Deviance, and Law Series
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
0.69(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments
1 Coming to America: The Impact of the New Immigration on Crime
Ramiro Martinez Jr.
2 Rethinking the Chicago School of Criminology: A New Era of Immigration
Robert J. Bursik Jr.
3 Immigrant Assimilation and Crime: Generational Differences in Youth Violence in Chicago
Jeffrey D. Morenoff and Avraham Astor
4 Immigration and Incarceration: Patterns and Predictors of Imprisonment among First- and Second-Generation Young Adults
Rubén G. Rumbaut, Roberto G. Gonzales, Golnaz Komaie, Charlie V. Morgan, and Rosaura Tafoya-Estrada
5 Immigration and Asian Homicide Patterns in Urban and Suburban San Diego
Matthew T. Lee and Ramiro Martinez Jr.
6 Delinquency and Acculturation in the Twenty-?rst Century: A Decade’s Change in a Vietnamese American Community
Min Zhou and Carl L. Bankston III
7 Beyond Con?ict and Controversy: Blacks, Koreans, and Jews in Urban America
Jennifer Lee
8 The “War on the Border”: Criminalizing Immigrants and Militarizing the U.S.-Mexico Border
Sang Hea Kil and Cecilia Menjívar
9 New Immigrants and Day Labor
Abel Valenzuela Jr.
10 Multiple Disadvantages and Crime among Black Immigrants
Amie L. Nielsen and Ramiro Martinez Jr.
About the Contributors
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