Reconsidering the Relationship between Race and Crime

  title={Reconsidering the Relationship between Race and Crime},
  author={B. Wright and C. Younts},
  journal={Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency},
  pages={327 - 352}
  • B. Wright, C. Younts
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency
  • Studies of race and crime have emphasized the effects of social disadvantage and discrimination on increasing crime among African Americans. The authors extend this literature by examining various beliefs and institutions that have developed within African American communities that, in contrast, decrease criminal behavior. A model of cross-canceling, indirect effects between race and crime was developed and tested with data from the National Youth Survey. The results demonstrate that some… CONTINUE READING

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