Publication Date

2017

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Weffer, Simone E.||Burchfield, Keri

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of Sociology

LCSH

Criminology||Hispanic Americans--Study and teaching

Abstract

The Latino paradox of crime suggests that relative to other groups with similar rates of economic disadvantage, Latinos fare a lot better in a wide array of social indices, including the propensity to violence and crime. While previous studies tend to overestimate the role of community members in creating the conditions under which violent crime occurs, very few have examined the direct role of the 'disorganizing' or 'organizing' factors that result from political turf wars. This study will examine the ways in which the mobilization of resources and organizational infrastructures affect the immigration-crime nexus. In an effort to better understand the Latino paradox associated with crime, this study shall critically examine how organization-based resources affect variations in violent crime rate among Latino neighborhoods in the City of Chicago.

Comments

Advisors: Simon Weffer; Keri Burchfield.||Committee members: Carol Walther.||Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

39 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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