Does Immigration Increase Homicide? Negative Evidence From Three Border Cities

@article{Lee2001DoesII,
  title={Does Immigration Increase Homicide? Negative Evidence From Three Border Cities},
  author={Matthew T. Lee and Ramiro Jaimes Mart{\'i}nez and Richard Rosenfeld},
  journal={The Sociological Quarterly},
  year={2001},
  volume={42},
  pages={559 - 580}
}
Understanding the complex relationship between immigration and crime was once a core concern of American sociology. Yet the extensive post-1965 wave of immigration to the United States has done little to rekindle scholarly interest in this topic, even as politicians and other public figures advocate public policies to restrict immigration as a means of preventing crime. Although both popular accounts and sociological theory predict that immigration should increase crime in areas where… 
Immigration and Crime in the United States
Immigration has recently taken its place front and center of American politics again, with efforts to achieve comprehensive immigration reform and establish a path to citizenship for undocumented
Immigration and homicide in urban America: what's the connection?
Purpose – Despite the commonly held stereotype that immigration and crime go hand in hand, there are but a few studies that examine the relationship between immigration and crime across macro-social
IMMIGRATION AND CRIME IN AN ERA OF TRANSFORMATION: A LONGITUDINAL ANALYSIS OF HOMICIDES IN SAN DIEGO NEIGHBORHOODS, 1980-2000
Emerging research associated with the “immigration revitalization” perspective suggests that immigration has been labeled inaccurately as a cause of crime in contemporary society. In fact, crime
Demographic Change and Ethnically Motivated Crime: The Impact of Immigration on Anti-Hispanic Hate Crime in the United States
In recent years, Hispanic immigration to the United States has become a politically charged public issue, with significant consequences for immigration policies, communities, individual immigrants,
Re-examining the relationship between Latino immigration and racial/ethnic violence.
TLDR
This study brings to bear the first longitudinal data set to test the relationship between immigration and racial/ethnic homicide in U.S. metropolitan areas between 1990 and 2010, and results from bivariate longitudinal associations and multivariate fixed effects models are contrary to recent findings.
Exploring the Connection between Immigration and Violent Crime Rates in U.S. Cities, 1980–2000
A popular perception is that immigration causes higher crime rates. Yet, historical and contemporary research finds that at the individual level, immigrants are not more inclined to commit crime than
Theories on Immigration and Crime
Perspectives advancing a positive immigration-crime relationship include demographic transition, population instability, labor market structure, and illegal drug markets arguments. Demographic
Exploring the Connection between Immigration and Crime Rates in U.S. Cities, 1980-2000
A popular perception is that immigration causes higher crime rates. Yet, historical and contemporary research finds that at the individual level, immigrants are not more inclined to commit crime than
on Anti-Hispanic Hate Crime in the United States Demographic Change and Ethnically Motivated Crime : The Impact of
In recent years, Hispanic immigration to the United States has become a politically charged public issue, with significant consequences for immigration policies, communities, individual immigrants,
International Immigration, Internal Migration, and Homicide in Canadian Provinces
  • Martin A. Andresen
  • Political Science, Medicine
    International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology
  • 2013
TLDR
It is found that the link between immigration and homicide is complex and dependent on the measure of migration used, and the increase in the most criminogenic subpopulation that matters, that is young males.
...
1
2
3
4
5
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 102 REFERENCES
Immigration and urban violence : The link between immigrant latinos and types of homicide
Despite the perceived relationship between immigration and crime, scholars have advanced largely contradictory images of the effects of Latino immigration to urban areas. The goal of this paper is to
Cross-city evidence on the relationship between immigration and crime
Public concerns about the costs of immigration and crime are high, and sometimes overlapping. This article investigates the relationship between immigration into a metropolitan area and that area's
Sociological Criminology and the Mythology of Hispanic Immigration and Crime
Our sociological knowledge of crime is fragmented and ineffective in challenging and correcting mistaken public perceptions, for example, linking immigration and crime. These misperceptions are
Comparing the Context of Immigrant Homicides in Miami: Haitians, Jamaicans and Mariels 1
We contribute to the field of immigration and crime research by conducting one of the first contemporary examinations of Afro-Caribbean homicides. Despite the growth of immigration across urban
Concentrated Poverty, Race, and Homicide
Research on the link between levels of poverty and homicide in urban areas has persistently reported the existence of a relationship for whites but not for blacks. This is despite the fact that most
Immigration and Crime in the United States
The authors investigate the relationship between immigration and crime in the United States with a focus on the turn of the century and on the end of the twentieth century. Aspects considered include
Youth gangs and the new second generation: A review essay
Abstract Changes in American immigration law in 1965 led to an enormous increase in the number of immigrants arriving in the United States and to a shift in the countries of origin of American
The Immigration Time Bomb: The Fragmenting of America.
This book examines the problems posed in the United States by current levels of immigration both legal and illegal. Consideration is given to the number of immigrants the country can absorb and to
Economic deprivation and neighborhood crime rates, 1960-1980
The social disorganization model of crime and delinquency generally has argued that the socioeconomic composition of neighborhoods is related to rates of illegal behavior only to the extent that it
HOMICIDE, STRUCTURAL FACTORS, AND THE RACIAL INVARIANCE ASSUMPTION
Structural theories in criminology generally assume that the effects of structural conditions on homicide are the same for all race-groups. However, previous homicide research testing this assumption
...
1
2
3
4
5
...