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Does Neighborhood Ethnic Concentration Interact with Ethnic Identity, Mexican Orientation, or Generation Status to Predict Recidivism among Mexican American Juvenile Offenders?


Abstract Ethnic enclaves, or neighborhoods with high ethnic densities, have been linked with positive health outcomes and lower crime rates. Using data from the Pathways to Desistance project, this study tested whether neighborhood Latino concentration prospectively predicted re-offense rates among a sample of Mexican American juvenile offenders (n = 247). Further, I tested whether the effect of neighborhood Latino concentration on re-offense was moderated by ethnic identity, Mexican orientation, and generation status. Covariates included demographics and risk factors for offending. Results showed that neighborhood Latino concentration, ethnic identity, Mexican orientation, and generation status were not predictive of re-offense rates. Gender, risk ... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Bui, Leena (Author) / Chassin, Laurie (Advisor) / Knight, George (Committee member) / Tein, Jenn-Yun (Committee member) / White, Rebecca (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Psychology / ethnic identity / juvenile offenders / Latino / Mexican American / neighborhood
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 87 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Psychology 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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