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Title: Illegal Aliens in Federal, State, and Local Criminal Justice Systems
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Author(s): Rebecca L. Clark ; Scott A. Anderson
Corporate Author: The Urban Institute
United States of America
Date Published: 06/1999
Page Count: 197
  Annotation: This report describes the characteristics of illegal aliens in the criminal justice system at Federal, State and local levels.
Abstract: The report uses the term “illegal alien” to refer to foreign-born persons who entered the United States without inspection by the Immigration and Naturalization Service, or who entered legally as non-immigrants but remained after their authorized period of stay had expired. The report attempted to determine: (1) how many illegal aliens are in prison and elsewhere in the criminal justice system; (2) how and why the number of illegal aliens entering the criminal justice system has changed; (3) the offenses for which illegal aliens have been convicted and how those offenses compare with the general population; (4) the types of illegal aliens who are in the criminal justice system, their countries of citizenship, their status at entry, whether the types of crime differ by country of citizenship or status at entry; and (5) the socioeconomic and demographic characteristics of illegal aliens in prison or in other parts of the criminal justice system and how they compare with others in the criminal justice system. Tables, appendixes, references, notes
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Offender statistics ; Minorities ; Citizenship laws ; Immigration offenses ; Statistics ; Illegal Immigrants/Aliens ; Immigrants/Aliens ; Foreign inmates ; Offense characteristics ; Alien criminality
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 96-DD-BX-0036
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Type: Report (Study/Research)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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