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NCJ Number: 229943 Find in a Library
Title: Role of Race/Ethnicity and Race Relations on Public Opinion Related to the Immigration and Crime Link
Journal: Journal of Criminal Justice  Volume:38  Issue:1  Dated:January/February 2010  Pages:51-56
Author(s): George E. Higgins; Shaun L. Gabbidon; Favian Martin
Date Published: January 2010
Page Count: 6
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article examines two hypotheses related to public opinion concerning immigration and crime.
Abstract: Using data from a recent Gallup poll with oversamples of Hispanics and Blacks, the research examined whether race/ethnicity and race relations matter in the public’s opinion of the connection between immigration and crime. After a series of models were performed, results of the final model revealed that race relations, gender (specifically, being male), race/ethnicity, and immigrant status are influential in contextualizing public opinion on the topic. The meaning and policy implications of these findings are also reviewed. Tables, notes, and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Black/African Americans; Comparative analysis; Hispanic Americans; Immigrants/Aliens; Public Opinion of Crime; Race-crime relationships
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