Race, Crime, and General Strain Theory

@article{Piquero2010RaceCA,
  title={Race, Crime, and General Strain Theory},
  author={Nicole Leeper Piquero and Miriam D. Sealock},
  journal={Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice},
  year={2010},
  volume={8},
  pages={170 - 186}
}
  • Nicole Leeper Piquero, Miriam D. Sealock
  • Published 2010
  • Psychology
  • Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice
  • A key criminological observation is the overrepresentation of minorities—especially African Americans—in the criminal justice system. Whether this difference is due to differential enforcement by the criminal justice system, differential participation by individuals, or some combination of these two perspectives is a source of much debate and controversy. Unfortunately, few theories have been developed and/or extended to understand race differences in crime. This article applies Agnew’s General… CONTINUE READING

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