"The perception of the immigrant as criminal or deviant has a long history in the United States, with many groups (e.g., Irish, Italians, Latinos) having been associated with perceived increases in crime and other social problems, although data suggest this is not necessarily the case. This Handbook examines the relationship between immigration and crime by presenting chapters reflecting key issues from both historical and current perspectives. The volume includes a range of topics related to immigration and crime, such as the links between immigration rates and crime rates, nativity and crime, and the social construction of the criminal immigrant, as well as historical and current immigration policy vis-áa-vis perceptions of the criminal immigrant. Other topics covered in this volume include theoretical perspectives on immigration and assimilation, sanctuary cities, and immigration in the context of the "war on terror." The Routledge Handbook on Immigration and Crime fills the gap in the literature by offering a volume that includes original empirical work as well as review essays that deliver a complete overview of immigration and crime relying on both historical and contemporary perspectives. It is a key collection for students in immigration courses; scholars and researchers in diverse disciplines including criminal justice, criminology, sociology, demography, law, psychology, and urban studies; and policy makers dealing with immigration and border security concerns."--Provided by publisher.
Formatted Contents Note
part, I Historical Perspectives on Immigration and Crime chapter Immigration and Crime An Introduction to the Handbook / Holly Ventura Miller Anthony A. Peguero chapter 1 On the History of Immigration and Crime / Holly Ventura Miller chapter 2 Aliens Addicting Us A Historical Perspective of Immigration and Drug Control Policy / Elaine Carey Andrae Marak part, II Theoretical Perspectives on Immigration and Crime chapter 3 The Classical Assimilation Model A Controversial Canon / Ben Feldmeyer chapter 4 Segmented Assimilation and Crime Rethinking the Relationship Between Assimilation and Crime / Cecilia Chouhy chapter 5 Theoretical Perspectives on the Immigration-Crime Relationship / Charis E. Kubrin Michelle D. Mioduszewski part, III Empirical Research on Immigration and Crime chapter 6 Immigration and Crime Rates Lasting Trends and New Understandings / Jacob I. Stowell Feodor A. Gostjev chapter 7 Immigration and Gangs / Kristina M. Lopez Nicholas M. Perez Wesley G. Jennings J. Mitchell Miller chapter 8 Immigrants as Victims / Janice A. Iwama chapter 9 Immigrant Generation Differences in Crime and Violence Disentangling Myth and Perception from Empirical Reality / Jorge M. Chavez chapter 10 Latino Immigration and Crime / Carlos E. Rojas-Gaona Arelys Madero-Hernandez chapter 11 Crime and Delinquency Among Asian Immigrants in the United States / Sujung Cho Jeoung Min Lee Anh Prisner Jun Sung Hong chapter 12 An Assessment of Afro-Caribbean Immigrant Groups and Crime / Amie L. Nielsen chapter 13 Eastern European Immigration and Crime / Jana Arsovska part, IV Current Issues in Immigration and Crime chapter 14 Two Decades of Constructing Immigrants as Criminals / Cecilia Menjívar Andrea Gómez Cervantes Daniel Alvord chapter 15 Immigration and Terrorism / Nora V. Demleitner chapter 16 Immigration Within the Contemporary Political Discourse / Yalidy Matos chapter 17 Policing and Punishing Illegality in the United States / Amada Armenta chapter 18 Immigrants in the Federal Court System / Amanda Pierson Daniel E. Martínez chapter 19 With Mass Deportation Comes Mass Punishment Punitive Capacity, Health, and Standards in U.S. Immigrant Detention / David Hernández John M. Eason Pat Rubio Goldsmith Richard D. Abel Andrew McNeely chapter 20 "Sanctuary Cities" and Crime / Daniel E. Martínez Ricardo Martínez-Schuldt Guillermo Cantor.