26 min

Criminalization of Immigrants Sociology

    • Social Sciences

Is there actual truth in the criminality of immigrants? Just last year, over 400,000 immigrants have been deported/detained and this number constantly increases. This pertains to the criminality of immigrants, this enduring myth that is prevalent in our society today. This stereotype has been proven so categorically false over decades of research as a notion that immigrants are disproportionally likely to participate in criminal activity. In this lecture, Jesse Diaz a Professor of Sociology, University of California, Riverside, breaks this notion of immigrant criminality and stereotype through his research. Diaz examines this culture of fear, a "political piñata", that is so relevant in today's society and looks at different eras that coincide with immigration to better understand our societal ways regarding immigration.

Is there actual truth in the criminality of immigrants? Just last year, over 400,000 immigrants have been deported/detained and this number constantly increases. This pertains to the criminality of immigrants, this enduring myth that is prevalent in our society today. This stereotype has been proven so categorically false over decades of research as a notion that immigrants are disproportionally likely to participate in criminal activity. In this lecture, Jesse Diaz a Professor of Sociology, University of California, Riverside, breaks this notion of immigrant criminality and stereotype through his research. Diaz examines this culture of fear, a "political piñata", that is so relevant in today's society and looks at different eras that coincide with immigration to better understand our societal ways regarding immigration.

26 min

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