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The rise in the incarceration rate may help explain the falling gap in homicide rates between Blacks, Hispanics and Whites.

Light, Michael T. (2016) The rise in the incarceration rate may help explain the falling gap in homicide rates between Blacks, Hispanics and Whites. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (16 Dec 2016). Website.

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Abstract

Blacks, Hispanics and Whites all have differing homicide rates. But how have these rates changed in recent years? In new research which examines 131 metropolitan areas, Michael T. Light takes the first look at trends in racial and ethnic homicide gaps in the US since 1990, finding that these gaps had decreased by between 35 and 50 percent. He writes that these declining trends may be explained by a growing immigrant population, and more importantly, by a rising incarceration rate which has disproportionately affected racial and ethnic minorities.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science © CC BY-NC-ND 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2017 11:24
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2020 23:12
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/69320

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