Scott Akins

Oregon State University
Public Policy-Sociology

School of Public Policy, Sociology Program
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR
97331
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Citation:
Stansfield, Richard, Scott Akins, Rubén Rumbaut and Roger Hammer. 2013. “Assessing the Effects of Recent Immigration on Serious Property Crime in Austin, Texas.” Sociological Perspectives, 56: 647-672.
Abstract: In this paper we examine the impact of recent immigration on rates of serious property crime across communities in Austin, Texas. Austin’s “new” immigrant population has increased by more than 580 percent since 1980 and it is considered a “pre-emerging” immigrant gateway city to the United States. The changing population dynamics in Austin provide an excellent opportunity to study the effect of recent immigration on crime in a new destination. Although interest in the relationship between violent crime and immigration to new locales is evidenced by recent studies that show less favorable outcomes for Latinos in new destinations little attention has been directed to the relationship of recent immigration with serious property crime in new destinations. Negative binomial regression models with corrections for spatial autocorrelation indicate that recent immigration is not associated with an increased rate of burglary, larceny or motor vehicle theft once important structural predictors of crime are controlled.
URL: http://ucpressjournals.com/journal.php?j=sop
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Akins, Scott. 2013. 287(g) State and Local Enforcement of Immigration Law. Criminology & Public Policy, 12: 1-10.
Abstract: Volume considers the direct and indirect effects of adoption of 287(g), which involves local enforcement of federal immigration law.
URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1745-9133
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Akins, Scott, Rubén Rumbaut and Richard Stansfield. 2009. “Immigration, Economic Disadvantage and Homicide: An analysis of communities in Austin, Texas.” Homicide Studies, 13: 307-314
Abstract: In this paper we examine the effect of recent immigration on counts of homicide across communities in Austin, Texas. Austin?s ?new? immigrant population has increased by more than 580 percent since 1980 and it is considered a ?pre-emerging? immigrant gateway city to the United States. The changing population dynamics in Austin provide an excellent opportunity to study the effect of recent immigration on homicide. Negative binomial regression models with corrections for spatial autocorrelation indicate that recent immigration is not associated with homicide once important structural predictors of homicide are controlled for.
URL: http://hsx.sagepub.com/content/13/3/307.short
Citation:
Mosher, Clayton and Scott Akins. 2013. Drugs and Drug Policy: The Control of Consciousness Alteration (Second Edition). Sage Publications: Thousand Oaks, CA.
Abstract: This book provides a cross-national perspective on the use and regulation of both legal and illegal drugs. It examines and critiques drug policies in the United States and abroad in terms of their scope, goals, and effectiveness.
URL: http://www.sagepub.com/booksProdDesc.nav?prodId=Book237658

Substantive Focus:
Law and Policy PRIMARY
Health Policy
Social Policy SECONDARY

Theoretical Focus:
Policy Analysis and Evaluation PRIMARY

Keywords

CRIME LAW CRIME POLICY DRUG POLICY