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Tough immigration enforcement likely hinders public cooperation with the police, and may undermine crime reporting

Gutierrez, Carmen and Kirk, David (2015) Tough immigration enforcement likely hinders public cooperation with the police, and may undermine crime reporting. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (28 Oct 2015). Website.

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Abstract

The 2016 presidential election campaign has brought the role of immigrants in US society into sharp focus, with some Republican candidates claiming that they fuel crime. Carmen Gutierrez and David Kirk write that this anti-immigration rhetoric may actually be undermining public safety by eroding trust in the law. Examining the relationship between a city’s immigrant population and victimizations reported to police, they find that increased immigration is associated with lower reporting of violent crimes. They argue that these results may be due to concerns about detection and deportation experienced by undocumented immigrants who wish to avoid contact with the police.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2015 13:52
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2020 23:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/64300

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