Latino Homicide Immigration, Violence, and Community

ISBN-10: 0415536537
ISBN-13: 9780415536530
Edition: 2nd 2015 (Revised)
Authors: Ramiro Martinez
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Description: Latino Homicide is the first empirically based, but readable book for courses to counter the conventional wisdom that immigrant populations only contribute crime to their communities. For this second edition, Martinez further emphasizes his argument  More...

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Book details

List price: $27.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 11/12/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 210
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Latino Homicide is the first empirically based, but readable book for courses to counter the conventional wisdom that immigrant populations only contribute crime to their communities. For this second edition, Martinez further emphasizes his argument with updated data and the addition of a new city, San Antonio. With fascinating case studies from police reports and actual cases from six varied cities, Latino homicide rates are revealed to be markedly lower than one would expect, given the economic deprivation of these urban areas. Far from dangerous or criminal, these communities often have exceptionally strong social networks precisely because of their shared immigrant experiences. Martinez skillfully refutes negative stereotypes in a coherent and critically rigorous analysis of the issues.

Ramiro Mart�nez, Jr. is Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Northeastern University and author of Latino Homicide: Immigration, Violence, and Community .

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