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Crime and Immigrant Youth



May 1999 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Crime and Immigrant Youth is a unique study of migration as a process that sometimes leads to youthful crime beyond the norms of either the home or host culture.

Tony Waters uses data from 100 years of United States immigration records to examine immigrant groups such as Laotians, Koreans and Mexicans in the late 20th century, as well as Mexicans and Molkan Russians in the early years of the century.

The study reveals the sequential consequences of a high proportion of young males in an immigrant group: patterned misunderstanding between parents and children; deviant subcultures such as gangs; structural rather than cultural differences with the host community. Tony Waters also devotes a large part of this study to show where and why crime does not develop on account of a large presence of immigrant youth.

 
PART ONE: FRAMING THE PROBLEM
 
Explaining Youthful Crime in Immigrant Communities
 
Youthful Crime and Migration
The View from Criminology  
 
Explaining Youthful Crime in Immigrant Communities
How to Do it? How Much Is There?  
 
PART TWO: ANSWERING THE QUESTION WHY: COMMUNITY AND STRUCTURE
 
Demographics and the Process of Migration
 
Social Cohesiveness and the Process of Migration
 
Status Adjustment, Socio-Economic Mobility and the Process of Migration
 
PART THREE: ANSWERING THE QUESTION HOW
 
Legal Pluralism in the Understanding of Youthful Crime
 
PART FOUR: CONCLUSIONS
 
Conclusions
What Can Be Said about Youthful Crime in Immigrant Communities?  

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