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Growing up in Diverse SocietiesThe Integration of the Children of Immigrants in England, Germany, the Netherlands, and Sweden$
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Frank Kalter, Jan O. Jonsson, Frank van Tubergen, and Anthony Heath

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780197266373

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197266373.001.0001

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Reconsidering the Immigration–Crime Nexus in Europe: Ethnic Differences in Juvenile Delinquency

Reconsidering the Immigration–Crime Nexus in Europe: Ethnic Differences in Juvenile Delinquency

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(p.335) 13 Reconsidering the Immigration–Crime Nexus in Europe: Ethnic Differences in Juvenile Delinquency
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Growing up in Diverse Societies
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Clemens Kroneberg

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197266373.003.0013

This chapter examines inter-ethnic differences in juvenile delinquency in the four CILS4EU countries. I employ a finer-grained and more comparable breakdown by generational status and ethnic origin than previous research. Although in some countries certain generations and groups exhibit greater prevalence rates, there is no general pattern of intergenerational differences and most group differences are statistically insignificant. The most consistent finding is the greater prevalence of high offending among minority boys in all four countries. With the exception of England, this pattern is largely due to differences in students’ self-control, moral beliefs and routine activities. Finally, I examine how language use and majority-group friendships relate to delinquency among minority students. Results show that in all countries having more majority-group friends tends to be associated with lower rates of delinquency. This casts into doubt the idea that minority students’ integration into native peer cultures puts them at risk.

Keywords:   crime, delinquency, Europe, generational differences, ethnic disparities, segmented assimilation, selective acculturation, causes of the causes, situational action theory, routine activities

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