Why are some ethnic groups more violent than others? The role of friendship network's ethnic composition.

@article{Rabold2011WhyAS,
  title={Why are some ethnic groups more violent than others? The role of friendship network's ethnic composition.},
  author={Susann Rabold and Dirk Baier},
  journal={Journal of interpersonal violence},
  year={2011},
  volume={26 15},
  pages={
          3127-56
        }
}
Ethnic differences in violent behavior can be found in official crime statistics, as well as in surveys on juvenile delinquency. To explain these differences, research mainly focuses on factors like parental violence, violence legitimizing norms of masculinity, or socio-economic status. Little research has examined the role of friendship network's ethnic composition on ethnic differences in violent behavior, although different sociological and criminological theories suggest that the… CONTINUE READING

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