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Jail Incarceration and Violent Crime Rates: A cross-sectional exploratory analysis in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Jail Incarceration and Violent Crime Rates: A cross-sectional exploratory analysis in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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dc.contributor.author Trujillo, Saundra
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-01T17:40:38Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-01T17:40:38Z
dc.date.issued 2012-02-01
dc.date.submitted December 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/17456
dc.description.abstract A 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.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Jail en_US
dc.subject Violent Crime en_US
dc.subject Albuquerque en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Imprisonment--New Mexico--Albuquerque--Social aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Violent crimes--New Mexico--Albuquerque--Social aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Crime--New Mexico--Albuquerque--Social aspects
dc.title Jail Incarceration and Violent Crime Rates: A cross-sectional exploratory analysis in Albuquerque, New Mexico en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree Sociology en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department University of New Mexico. Dept. of Sociology en_US
dc.description.advisor Velez, Maria
dc.description.committee-member Lyons, Christopher
dc.description.committee-member Broidy, Lisa


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