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dc.contributor.authorSampson, Robert
dc.contributor.authorWilson, William Julius
dc.contributor.authorKatz, Hanna
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-04T16:29:05Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationSampson, Robert, William Julius Wilson, Hanna Katz. "Reassessing “Toward a Theory of Race, Crime, and Urban Inequality”." Du Bois Rev. 15, no. 1 (2018): 13-34. DOI: 10.1017/s1742058x18000140
dc.identifier.issn1742-058Xen_US
dc.identifier.issn1742-0598en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://nrs.harvard.edu/URN-3:HUL.INSTREPOS:37367775*
dc.description.abstractIn “Toward a Theory of Race, Crime, and Urban Inequality,” Sampson and Wilson (1995) argued that racial disparities in violent crime are attributable in large part to the persistent structural disadvantages that are disproportionately concentrated in African American communities. They also argued that the ultimate causes of crime were similar for both Whites and Blacks, leading to what has been labeled the thesis of “racial invariance.” In light of the large scale social changes of the past two decades and the renewed political salience of race and crime in the United States, this paper reassesses and updates evidence evaluating the theory. In so doing, we clarify key concepts from the original thesis, delineate the proper context of validation, and address new challenges. Overall, we find that the accumulated empirical evidence provides broad but qualified support for the theoretical claims. We conclude by charting a dual path forward: an agenda for future research on the linkages between race and crime, and policy recommendations that align with the theory’s emphasis on neighborhood level structural forces but with causal space for cultural factors.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSociologyen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherCambridge University Press (CUP)en_US
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dc.subjectCultural Studiesen_US
dc.subjectSociology and Political Scienceen_US
dc.subjectAnthropologyen_US
dc.titleReassessing “Toward a Theory of Race, Crime, and Urban Inequality”en_US
dc.title.alternativeEnduring and New Challenges in 21stCentury America
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscripten_US
dc.relation.journalDu Bois Rev.en_US
dash.depositing.authorSampson, Robert
dc.date.available2021-06-04T16:29:05Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/s1742058x18000140
dash.source.volume15en_US
dash.source.page13-34en_US
dash.source.issue1en_US
dash.contributor.affiliatedKatz, Hanna
dash.contributor.affiliatedSampson, Robert
dash.contributor.affiliatedWilson, William Julius
dc.identifier.orcid0000-0003-4259-8146


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