Social anatomy of racial and ethnic disparities in violence.

  title={Social anatomy of racial and ethnic disparities in violence.},
  author={R. J. Sampson and J. Morenoff and S. Raudenbush},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={95 2},
  • R. J. Sampson, J. Morenoff, S. Raudenbush
  • Published 2005
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • American journal of public health
  • We analyzed key individual, family, and neighborhood factors to assess competing hypotheses regarding racial/ethnic gaps in perpetrating violence. From 1995 to 2002, we collected 3 waves of data on 2974 participants aged 8 [corrected] to 25 years living in 180 Chicago neighborhoods, augmented by a separate community survey of 8782 Chicago residents. The odds of perpetrating violence were 85% higher for Blacks compared with Whites, whereas Latino-perpetrated violence was 10% lower. Yet the… CONTINUE READING
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