Friday, August 23, 2019

Studies Find Immigrants Commit Less Crime than US-born Citizens

Two prominent criminal justice research and advocacy groups, The Sentencing Project and Cato Institute, released two separate studies this week; their findings indicate immigrants commit fewer crimes and are incarcerated at a much lower rate than U.S. citizens. “All immigrants are less likely to be incarcerated than natives relative to their shares of the population,” […]

Latinos are Less Likely To Report Crime According to New Policy Link Survey

        A new survey commissioned by Policy Link found that Latinos are less likely to contact police if they are the victims of a crime due to fear of prosecution because of their legal status. 45 percent of Latinos said they were less likely to inform police officers about a crime due […]

Guest Blogger: Robert Valencia “A Silver Lining in the Juvenile Justice System”

The string of shootings in Newtown, Aurora, and Oak Creek last year would make some reconsider establishing ‘stop-and-frisk’ policies in several violence-ridden U.S. cities. Most recently, an article by The Chicago Tribune’s Stephanie D. Neely on March 1, claimed that stop-and-frisk policies are needed in an attempt to curb gun violence in Chicago. According to […]

Anti-Latino Hate Crimes Increased in 2010

The percentage of anti-Latino hate crimes was at a ten-year high in 2010, according to a report released on Monday by the FBI. The FBI’s Hate Crime Statistics, 2010 report revealed that 66.6% of victims of ethnically-motivated hate crimes in 2010 were “targeted because of an anti-Hispanic bias.” Despite ethnically-motivated hate crimes having fallen in […]