Recent Immigrants: Unexpected Implications for Crime and Incarceration

@article{Butcher1997RecentIU,
  title={Recent Immigrants: Unexpected Implications for Crime and Incarceration},
  author={Kristin F. Butcher and Anne Morrison Piehl},
  journal={Industrial \& Labor Relations Review},
  year={1997},
  volume={51},
  pages={654 - 679}
}
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