An assessment of afro-caribbean immigrant groups and crime

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As black newcomers, Afro-Caribbean immigrants offer the opportunity to simultaneously consider the roles of both immigrant status and race for crime. However, despite rapid growth in the study of immigration and crime more broadly, this group and the individual countries represented within it, have been largely overlooked. In this chapter, I first discuss Afro-Caribbean immigrants and their general characteristics related to reasons for immigrating, human capital, and contexts of reception. I then discuss the extant literature that addresses the relationship between Afro-Caribbean immigrants and crime. I close with a call for more studies on this important group.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook on Immigration and Crime
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781315618647
ISBN (Print)9781138668416
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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