Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice
Race/ethnicity, citizenship status, and trauma, have significant impact on delinquency and crime outcomes; though the rea- sons for some expected and unexpected crime pathways are still unanswered. Using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 (n = 7,103), this study found the follow- ing results: no difference in the likelihood of engagement in delinquency and crime between blacks and whites; cumulative trauma increased delinquency and crime rates for all racial and ethnic groups; racial and ethnic minority groups compared to whites reported a significantly higher level of child- hood trauma experiences; and native-born female immigrant groups (but not male) were more likely to engage in delin- quency and crime than first-generation female immigrant groups. Implications and recommendations are set forth.
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in the Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice on March 3rd, 2019, available online: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/10.1080/15377938.2019.1570413.
Mallett, Chistopher A.; Tedor, Miyuki F.; and Quinn, Linda M., "Race/ethnicity, citizenship status, and crime examined through trauma experiences among young adults in the United States" (2019). Criminology, Anthropology, & Sociology Faculty Publications. 7.
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