Weffer, Simone E.||Burchfield, Keri
M.A. (Master of Arts)
Department of Sociology
Criminology; Hispanic Americans--Study and teaching
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.
Dominguez-Martinez, Rodrigo, "Immigration, organization-based resources, and urban violence : an analysis of Latino neighborhoods in Chicago" (2017). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 3478.
Northern Illinois University
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