An Assessment of Afro-Caribbean Immigrant Groups and Crime

Authored by: Amie L. Nielsen

Routledge Handbook on Immigration and Crime

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

Print ISBN: 9781138668416
eBook ISBN: 9781317211563
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As black newcomers, Afro-Caribbean immigrants offer the opportunity to simultaneously consider the roles of both immigrant status and race for crime. However, despite rapid growth in the study of immigration and crime more broadly, this group and the individual countries represented within it, have been largely overlooked. In this chapter, I first discuss Afro-Caribbean immigrants and their general characteristics related to reasons for immigrating, human capital, and contexts of reception. I then discuss the extant literature that addresses the relationship between Afro-Caribbean immigrants and crime. I close with a call for more studies on this important group.

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