Urban crime rates and the changing face of immigration: Evidence across four decades

  title={Urban crime rates and the changing face of immigration: Evidence across four decades},
  author={R. Adelman and L. W. Reid and Gail L Markle and S. Wei{\ss} and Charles Jaret},
  journal={Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice},
  pages={52 - 77}
  • R. Adelman, L. W. Reid, +2 authors Charles Jaret
  • Published 2017
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice
  • ABSTRACT Research has shown little support for the enduring proposition that increases in immigration are associated with increases in crime. Although classical criminological and neoclassical economic theories would predict immigration to increase crime, most empirical research shows quite the opposite. We investigate the immigration-crime relationship among metropolitan areas over a 40 year period from 1970 to 2010. Our goal is to describe the ongoing and changing association between… CONTINUE READING
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