Professor discusses research, showing immigrants in the U.S. are less prone to commit crime despite disinformation to the contrary
Charis Kubrin, professor of criminology, law and society, recently delivered a talk on her research about immigration and crime for the National Press Foundation.
The National Press Foundation listed the following as five takeaways from Kubrin's talk.
- Research has consistently found that immigrants nearly always commit fewer crimes than U.S.-born groups.
- Public perceptions are not changing in the face of criminal statistics that contradict their views.
- Immigrants as a group have lower levels of family disruption and other factors that can lead to crime.
- Reporters should add context to the purely political, “he said/she said” stories on immigration and crime.
- Language matters. Kubrin avoids words such as “legal,” “illegal” and “alien” when talking about immigrants.
Read more on NPF’s website.