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dc.contributor.authorTrujillo, Saundra
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T17:40:38Z
dc.date.available2012-02-01T17:40:38Z
dc.date.issued2012-02-01
dc.date.submittedDecember 2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1928/17456
dc.description.abstractA core idea in the collateral consequences literature is that incarceration stimulates residential instability – a process referred to as coercive mobility – which in turn weakens community social organization and elevates local crime levels. I test this idea with an exploratory cross-sectional analysis of Albuquerque neighborhoods (2000-2001) using a general linear model with a negative binomial response function. Net of rigorous controls I find that jail incarceration increases violent crime rates. Further I find that the positive effect of jail incarcerations on violent crime is weakened at relatively high levels of jail incarceration for majority Latino neighborhoods. Whereas, in non Latino neighborhoods, jail incarceration increases violent crime at relatively low levels of incarceration. By studying jail sanctions which are often shorter and for less serious crimes than prison sanctions, this study is well positioned to provide a broader snapshot of how our expansive criminal justice net has captured residents of many communities for short-term punishment that has long term consequences.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectJailen_US
dc.subjectViolent Crimeen_US
dc.subjectAlbuquerqueen_US
dc.subject.lcshImprisonment--New Mexico--Albuquerque--Social aspects
dc.subject.lcshViolent crimes--New Mexico--Albuquerque--Social aspects
dc.subject.lcshCrime--New Mexico--Albuquerque--Social aspects
dc.titleJail Incarceration and Violent Crime Rates: A cross-sectional exploratory analysis in Albuquerque, New Mexicoen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeSociologyen_US
dc.description.levelMastersen_US
dc.description.departmentUniversity of New Mexico. Dept. of Sociologyen_US
dc.description.advisorVelez, Maria
dc.description.committee-memberLyons, Christopher
dc.description.committee-memberBroidy, Lisa


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