Rethinking Crime and Immigration
Are immigration and crime related? In this talk, Dr. Charis Kubrin will discuss some of the myths and stereotypes surrounding the immigration-crime link and also share what we actually know with respect to how immigration and crime are associated based upon her own research as well as the research of others in the field. In the end, Dr. Kubrin will argue that we must rethink what we think we know about crime and immigration.
Charis E. Kubrin is Professor of Criminology, Law and Society and (by courtesy) Sociology at the University of California, Irvine. Professor Kubrin’s research focuses on neighborhood correlates of crime, with an emphasis on race and violent crime. In addition to her work in peer-reviewed journals, Professor Kubrin is co-author of Researching Theories of Crime and Deviance (Oxford University Press 2008) and Privileged Places: Race, Residence, and the Structure of Opportunity (Lynne Rienner 2006) and co-editor of Introduction to Criminal Justice: A Sociological Perspective (Stanford University Press 2013), Punishing Immigrants: Policy, Politics, and Injustice (New York University Press 2012), and Crime and Society: Crime, 3rd Edition (Sage Publications 2007). In 2005, Professor Kubrin received the Ruth Shonle Cavan Young Scholar Award from the American Society of Criminology (for outstanding scholarly contributions to the discipline of criminology) and the Morris Rosenberg Award for Recent Achievement from the District of Columbia Sociological Society (given to recognize outstanding sociological achievement during the past three years). In 2014, Professor Kubrin received the American Society of Criminology, Division on People of Color and Crime, Coramae Richey Mann Award (for outstanding contributions of scholarship on race/ethnicity, crime, and justice). In 2007, she was a visiting fellow at the Centre for Criminology at Oxford University.