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Past · March 14, 2008

Crime, Corrections, and California: What Does Immigration Have to Do with It?

March 14, 2008 · 12:00 am


Date: March 14, 2008
Time: 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Location: Rayburn House Office Building
Room B-369
Washington, DC
Are public fears about immigrants and crime justified? From a public safety standpoint, would proposals to reduce immigration have high returns? This presentation compares incarceration rates of immigrants and the U.S.-born, and looks at immigration growth and city-level crime rates. These findings and more will help illustrate the effects of immigrants on public safety in California. Lunch will be provided.

Anne Morrison Piehl is an associate professor of economics and faculty affiliate in criminal justice at Rutgers University.