Immigration and crime: is there a link?


Is there a connection in Western society between rates of immigration and rates of crime? How much of our understanding in this area is based on fact, and how much are we influenced by the media? In this podcast, Raj Persaud talks to Professor Charis Kubrin about her wide-ranging research on immigration, crime, gated communities and rap music, and discusses her fascinating findings in these areas.


Date published: 12 February 2019

Presenter: Dr Raj Persaud

Interviewee: Professor Charis Kubrin

Audio running time: 20 minutes

Credits: 0.5


Learning outcomes


By the end of this podcast, we hope you will have gained an understanding of:


  • the links that have been found between immigration and crime


  • the ways in which the media can influence our opinions in this area


  • perceptions of rap music and how these can be linked to criminal proceedings.


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