2018 Student Research Conference:
31st Annual Student Research Conference

Crime and Immigration: One Nation’s Feud and the Keys to our Perceptions

Rebecca J. Light
Dr. Arlen Egley, Faculty Mentor

Immigration and crime have a perceived positive relationship. However, their relationship has been empirically and consistently shown to be negative. Immigration may even suppress crime. The gap between the literature and individuals perceptions is explored through the lense of education, socioeconomic status, political affiliation, and geographic region . Data from the General Social Survey (2014) was used to complete cross tabulation analysis for each independant variable. 


Keywords: Immigration, Crime, Perceptions, Political Affiliation, Education, Socioeconomic Status, General Social Survey

Topic(s):Justice Systems

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 207-2
Location: MG 2090
Time: 9:45

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