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Routledge Handbook on Immigration and Crime

Edited by: Holly Ventura Miller , Anthony Peguero

Print publication date:  February  2018
Online publication date:  February  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138668416
eBook ISBN: 9781317211563
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781317211563
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The perception of the immigrant as criminal or deviant has a long history in the United States, with many groups (e.g., Irish, Italians, Latinos) having been associated with perceived increases in crime and other social problems, although data suggest this is not necessarily the case. This Handbook examines the relationship between immigration and crime by presenting chapters reflecting key issues from both historical and current perspectives. The volume includes a range of topics related to immigration and crime, such as the links between immigration rates and crime rates, nativity and crime, and the social construction of the criminal immigrant, as well as historical and current immigration policy vis-à-vis perceptions of the criminal immigrant. Other topics covered in this volume include theoretical perspectives on immigration and assimilation, sanctuary cities, and immigration in the context of the "war on terror."

The Routledge Handbook on Immigration and Crime fills the gap in the literature by offering a volume that includes original empirical work as well as review essays that deliver a complete overview of immigration and crime relying on both historical and contemporary perspectives. It is a key collection for students in immigration courses; scholars and researchers in diverse disciplines including criminal justice, criminology, sociology, demography, law, psychology, and urban studies; and policy makers dealing with immigration and border security concerns.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  On the History of Immigration and Crime Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Aliens Addicting Us Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The Classical Assimilation Model Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Segmented Assimilation and Crime Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Theoretical Perspectives on the Immigration-Crime Relationship Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Immigration and Crime Rates Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Immigration and Gangs Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Immigrants as Victims Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Immigrant Generation Differences in Crime and Violence Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Latino Immigration and Crime Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Crime and Delinquency Among Asian Immigrants in the United States Download PDF
Chapter  12:  An Assessment of Afro-Caribbean Immigrant Groups and Crime Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Eastern European Immigration and Crime Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Two Decades of Constructing Immigrants as Criminals Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Immigration and Terrorism Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Immigration Within the Contemporary Political Discourse Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Policing and Punishing Illegality in the United States Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Immigrants in the Federal Court System Download PDF
Chapter  19:  With Mass Deportation Comes Mass Punishment Download PDF
Chapter  20:  “Sanctuary Cities” and Crime Download PDF
Acknowledgements Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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