Age at Immigration and Crime in Stockholm using Sibling Comparisons
(English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
Past research has shown that immigrants who arrive at a later age are less likely to commit crime than those who arrive at an earlier age. Segmented assimilation theory argues that the family and neighborhood may be important factors affecting how age at immigration and crime are related to one another. This study used population-based register data for foreign-background males from Stockholm to test the effect of age at immigration on crime. The effect of age at immigration on police registered suspicion for crime was evaluated while considering family and neighborhood factors. Initial results showed that people who immigrated around age 4 were the most likely to be suspected of a crime. When controlling for family characteristics, it seemed that a later age at immigration was tied to a lower likelihood of crime. The result, however, was not statistically significant. The results imply that future research on entire families may be a worthwhile endeavor.
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject Criminology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-114798OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-114798DiVA: diva2:794189