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Past · March 7, 2008

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

March 7, 2008 · 12:00 am


Date: March 7, 2008
Time: 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Location: Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building
914 Capitol Mall, Room 500
Sacramento, CA
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.

Economist Kristin Butcher, associate professor of economics at Wellesley College and recently a visiting fellow at PPIC.