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Immigration and Crime

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Immigration and Crime by Martinez, Ramiro, Jr., 9780814757048
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  • ISBN: 9780814757048 | 0814757049
  • Cover: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 7/1/2006
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While recently much work has been done on the life of immigrants, little is known about contemporary patterns of crime as related to immigration, race, and ethnicity. Central to the topic are questions of stigmatization, employment, immigration status, community life, and discrimination.The original essays in this much-needed collection broadly assess this state of affairs, providing 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 some of the most central topics of concern. 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. 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.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 Mart?nez, Jr., Cecilia Menj?var, Jeffrey D. Morenoff, Charlie V. Morgan, Amie L. Nielsen, Rub?n G. Rumbaut, Rosaura Tafoya-Estrada, Abel Valenzuela, Jr., Min Zhou.

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