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Crime on the border [electronic resource] : immigration and homicide in urban communities / Matthew T. Lee.

By: Lee, Matthew T.
Material type: TextTextSeries: New Americans (LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC): Publisher: New York : LFB Scholarly Pub., 2003Description: 1 online resource (xii, 158 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 1593320841 (electronic bk.); 9781593320843 (electronic bk.); 9781931202701 (alk. paper); 1931202702 (alk. paper); 1280361360; 9781280361364.Subject(s): Crime -- United States -- Sociological aspects | Homicide -- United States | Ethnic groups -- United States | Alien criminals -- United States -- Public opinion | Emigration and immigration -- Social aspects | United States -- Emigration and immigration | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Criminology | Electronic books | Criminaliteit | Immigratie | Doodslag | Etnische minderheden | Stedelijke gebieden | Verenigde Staten | Stadt | Soziale Situation | Einwanderung | Gewalt | USA | Samfundsvidenskab SociologiGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Crime on the border.DDC classification: 364.2/5 Other classification: 71.65 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction: immigration as a criminological concern -- Immigration and crime: what do we know and how do we know it? -- Studying immigration and homicide -- The independent effects of immigration on homicide -- Geographic patterns and time trends -- Conclusion: immigration and the revitalization of urban communities.
Summary: Studying El Paso, Miami, and San Diego over the years 1985-1995, Lee explores the complex relationship between ethnicity, immigration, and homicide. Popular opinion and sociological theory, particularly the social disorganization perspective, predict that immigration should increase levels of homicide where immigrants settle, but Lee's analysis (statistical, spatial, and temporal) generally finds that this is not the case. His results cast doubt on the taken-for-granted idea that immigration disrupts communities, weakens social control, and increases homicide levels. Rather, recent arrivals appear to play a positive role in these three cities, suggesting that conventional theories of crime be re-examined in light of the potentially revitalizing impact of immigration.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [143]-156) and index.

Introduction: immigration as a criminological concern -- Immigration and crime: what do we know and how do we know it? -- Studying immigration and homicide -- The independent effects of immigration on homicide -- Geographic patterns and time trends -- Conclusion: immigration and the revitalization of urban communities.

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Studying El Paso, Miami, and San Diego over the years 1985-1995, Lee explores the complex relationship between ethnicity, immigration, and homicide. Popular opinion and sociological theory, particularly the social disorganization perspective, predict that immigration should increase levels of homicide where immigrants settle, but Lee's analysis (statistical, spatial, and temporal) generally finds that this is not the case. His results cast doubt on the taken-for-granted idea that immigration disrupts communities, weakens social control, and increases homicide levels. Rather, recent arrivals appear to play a positive role in these three cities, suggesting that conventional theories of crime be re-examined in light of the potentially revitalizing impact of immigration.

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