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NCJ Number: 228163 Find in a Library
Title: Immigration Effects on Homicide Offending for Total and Race/Ethnicity-Disaggregated Populations (White, Black, and Latino)
Journal: Homicide Studies  Volume:13  Issue:3  Dated:August 2009  Pages:211-226
Author(s): Ben Feldmeyer; Darrell Steffensmeier
Date Published: August 2009
Page Count: 16
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the relationship between immigration and homicide in California.
Abstract: Findings show that immigration had negligible or trivial effects on overall levels of homicide offending across census place localities in California. Immigration effects also tended to be small when the overall rates were disaggregated to allow for comparisons across racial/ethnic groups; immigration had a negligible positive effect on Latino homicide offending as compared to a small negative effect on White and Black offending levels; and the negative effect of immigration on Black homicide was noteworthy in light of concerns that increased immigration may contribute to Black unemployment and crime.Data were collected from information on total and race-disaggregated homicide arrests drawn from California’s crime reporting program, and U.S. Census data from 2000 were used to generate information on immigration patterns and social and economic characteristics of the total, White, Black, and Latino populations. Tables, notes, and references
Main Term(s): Homicide causes; Immigrants/Aliens
Index Term(s): Black/African Americans; Black/White Crime Comparisons; California; Caucasian/White Americans; Hispanic; Homicide trends; Homicide victims; Race; Race-crime relationships; Sociological analyses
Note: For related articles see NCJ-228164-71.
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