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Case Study: Lost and Found Christianity, Conversion, and Gang Disaffiliation in Guatemala  

Kevin O’Neill

Important research focuses on why thousands of young men and women join youth gangs, but much can be learned from looking at a single life in order to understand ways individuals manage to ... More

Case Study: Criminalizing Settlement: The Politics of Immigration in the American South  

Jamie Winders

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Jan 2014
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Oct 2013
In 2011, Georgia and Alabama passed laws that criminalized an immigrant presence, by restricting points of contact between undocumented immigrants and state resources and by heightening ... More

Case Study: Sentencing Violent Juvenile Offenders in Color Blind France: Does Ethnicity Matter?  

Sebastian Roché, Mirta B. Gordon, and Marie-Aude Depuiset

Race and ethnicity are important political issues in France but not important research issues. Even liberals concerned about inequality disagree about the need to study the subject and are ... More

Case Study: Immigration, Social Exclusion, and Informal Economies: Muslim Immigrants in Frankfurt  

Sandra Bucerius

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Jan 2014
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Oct 2013
Much negative public and media attention in Germany focuses on Muslim immigrants, particularly those with guest worker backgrounds. A study based on 5 years of ethnographic fieldwork with ... More

Complicating the Immigration–Crime Nexus: Theorizing the Role of Gender in the Relationship Between Immigration and Crime  

Glenn A. Trager and Charis E. Kubrin

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May 2014
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Jul 2014
Research on the immigration–crime nexus has reached a point where the overall contours of the relationship are fairly well established, but its details remain opaque. In particular, ... More

The Convergence of Control: Immigration and Crime in Contemporary Japan  

Ryoko Yamamoto and David Johnson

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Jan 2014
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Oct 2013
When Japan experienced a “crime crisis” at the turn of the 21st century, crimes by foreign residents became a major target of police. Since then, one main focus of policing has been ... More

Crime and the Global City: Migration, Borders, and the Pre-Criminal  

Katharyne Mitchell and Key MacFarlane

In recent years social scientists have been interested in the growth and transformation of global cities. These metropolises, which function as key command centers in global production ... More

Ethnicity, Crime, and Immigration in France  

Sophie Body-Gendrot

France has the largest Muslim and Jewish populations in Europe and a long immigration tradition. Official data do not recognize race, ethnicity, or religion as fundamental characteristics ... More

Ethnicity, Crime, and Immigration in the United States Crimes By and Against Immigrants  

Jacob Stowell and Stephanie DiPietro

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Jan 2014
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Oct 2013
Despite a substantial increase in scholarly attention to immigration and crime at both individual and aggregate levels, important gaps in knowledge remain. Much work has focused on the ... More

Ethnicity, Migration, and Crime in the Netherlands  

Godfried Engbersen, Arjen Leerkes, and Erik Snel

The development of research on relations among ethnicity, migration, and crime in the Netherlands reflects the ways migration flows and immigration control policies evolved after World War ... More

Immigrants and Crime  

Sandra Bucerius

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2012
This article presents an overview of the literature on immigration and crime. Section I discusses a number of considerations that need to be kept in mind when talking about a link between ... More

Immigrants and Their Children: Evidence on Generational Differences in Crime  

Luca Berardi and Sandra Bucerius

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Jan 2014
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Oct 2013
The literature on generational differences in crime and victimization in the United States and Western Europe reveals striking variations in patterns within and across racial and ethnic ... More

Immigration and Crime in U.S. Communities: Charting Some Promising New Directions in Research  

Charis E. Kubrin and Glenn A. Trager

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Jan 2014
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Oct 2013
Research on the immigration-crime link reveals that immigration to an area is negatively associated with crime rates or not associated with crime at all. This is consistently reported ... More

Immigration, Crime, and Criminalization in Italy  

Stefania Crocitti

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Jan 2014
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Oct 2013
Italy has shifted from being an emigration to an immigration country. In spite of this, Italian laws have been shaped according to an emergency and punitive logic, as if migration were ... More

Latino/Hispanic Immigration and Crime  

Ramiro Martinez and Kimberly Mehlman-Orozco

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Jan 2014
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Oct 2013
Recent population changes, public anxieties, and political concerns about foreign-born newcomers have brought studies of immigration and crime to the forefront of criminological theory, ... More

The Law of Immigration and Crime  

Mary Fan

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Jan 2014
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Oct 2013
Cycles of fear over perceived undesirables have fueled a thickening entanglement between immigration and criminal law in the United States. Surging criminalization and prosecution of ... More

The Politics of Immigration and Crime  

Jessica T. Simes and Mary C. Waters

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Jan 2014
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Oct 2013
The longstanding popular belief that immigration iscriminogenic for communities in the United States is deeply rooted in an arguably xenophobic political discourse. This empirically ... More

Race, Ethnicity, Crime, and Immigration  

Michael Tonry

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Jan 2014
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Apr 2014
Unwarranted disparities in criminal justice system treatment and discrimination affect members of disadvantaged minority groups in every country. For some groups, including aboriginal ... More

Searching (With Minimal Success) for Links Between Immigration and Imprisonment  

Jennifer L. Hochschild and Colin Brown

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Jan 2014
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Oct 2013
Involvement in the criminal justice system is an illuminating vantage point from which to analyze the incorporation (or lack thereof) of immigrants into a host country. There are huge ... More

Traffickers? Terrorists? Smugglers? Immigrants in the United States and International Crime Before World War II  

Paul Knepper

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Jan 2014
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Oct 2013
Virtually all historical research on immigrants and crime concerns domestic crime. Questions about immigrants and international (or transnational) crime have been left largely unexplored. ... More

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