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Making sense of immigration -- Divergent perspectives: social disorganization and segmented assimilation -- Framing the immigration-crime question -- Are new Americans really new criminals? the relationship between crime and immigration -- New neighbors or new targets? Anti-immigrant hate crime -- Conclusions.
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Ferraro expands the current focus of the immigration-crime link to incorporate both the effect of immigration on anti-immigrant violence and the differential processes at work in new immigrant destinations. The findings on traditional crime are consistent with recent research and the community resource perspective, in that there is no observed effect of immigration on overall rates of crime, whether in traditional receiving areas or in new destinations. Analysis of anti-immigrant hate crimes suggests that while traditional receiving areas, especially those made up of older arrivals, may buffer.
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