Connection between immigration and crime= by having lot of immigrants in the
classroom does that mean it influence the crime rate
Policy makers have often seen immigration and crime are closely connected. But
no clear answer about the connection and the existence of a connection of
immigration and crime
Immigration as a process makes ppl more criminal or elevate crime rate in the
country/ do ppl come as criminals/ or do ppl become criminal when they come
Violent property and drug crime: minority groups (not specifically immigrants),
we see higher incarceration or crime rate and often experience a social political
or economic disadvantage. However no all disadvantage immigrant groups have
higher crime rate then the native born population
Why some groups have higher or lower crime rates?
In the Netherlands, Turks and Moroccans are similarly large and had similar
migration history, face similar challenges in the society but Moroccans are more
likely to be incarcerated. In Germany same situation again but the Turkish
immigrants have disproportionately higher incarceration rates. Why ?!
Public opinion has frequently linked crime and immigration to social problem in
the country/ these view are usually initiated when either crime rate increase or
when the population think that crime rate is rising, or when specific event
happen (9/11), or during immigration influx,
What does Immigration and crime nexus mean?
On the national level = a rise in immigration should also lead to an increase to
crime rate if there is a potential link.
o Countries that have higher rate of immigrants have also crime rate
(Canada should have higher crime rate since it has higher rate of
immigrants). Research should show that immigrant commit more crime
then native. Should also mean if immigrant are socially, politically, and
economically equal to native born, we should still see a higher crime rate.
o If all the above is true, certain policy implication should follow = control
and restrict immigration and this would decrease crime rate. Immigrants
already in the country would be targeted by police, control borders much
o Most theory that look at the connection of crime and immigration they
would support the above.
o Social disorganization theory: immigrant settle in highly disorganized
area and the