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NPR story: "Does crime drop when immigrants move in?"

Professor Ramiro Martinez discusses immigrants and crime rate with NPR, stating, “violent crime is actually lower than you would expect along the U.S. border with Mexico”. Read or listen to the full story at NPR.

Published On: March 11, 2013 |
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Recent publication co-edited by criminal justice Professor Ramiro Martinez: Punishing immigrants: Policy, politics, and injustice

Book Description: The passage of new immigration bills is just the latest phase in the singling out of immigrants and attempts to portray newcomers as crime prone. The presumed criminality of “illegal aliens” if often cited as an excuse for ever-harsher immigration policies, the research literature has in fact recognized that immigrants commit less crime, and especially less violent crime, than the native-born.

Published On: November 16, 2012 |
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Street lighting and crime prevention

Dr. Brandon Welsh, Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal justice, discusses the effects of improved street lighting on crime. Listen here…

Published On: July 27, 2012 |
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