The Center for Law & Human Behavior

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO

 

 

 

 

FBI High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group (HIG): Intelligence and Interrogation

Funded by the US government’s High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group (HIG), an international team of researchers is identifying and developing evidence-based approaches that improve the capabilities of professionals working in the field.  

  

Why are Immigrant Neighborhoods Low Crime Neighborhoods?  Testing Immigrant Revitalization Theory and Cultural Explanations

Contrary to popular opinion, political pundits, and the predictions of some long-established criminological theories, over the last decade a growing body of research shows that crime is much lower than expected in immigrant neighborhoods, especially given high rates of poverty and other sources of disadvantage in these neighborhoods. Moreover, this relationship is robust, appearing across a range of different immigrant groups and cities and, as suggested by longitudinal research, may be causal in nature.