WDW 383 Lectures
Discussion: Enlargement of EU and effect on crime rates in UK
- Scared of threat from immigrants
o Specifically eastern European immigrants
o Top is polish immigrants
o Many polish/Romanians in UK being picked up by criminal jus
Lecture 3- The US
Take home assignment: How, if at all does the strain theory help us to think through the
relationship between immigration and crime? (2-3 pages double spaced. No need to cite
but if you do a maximum of 4).
Early connections in the immig
Lecture 4 The Gangs of Bytown (now Ottawa).
Once the canals were made by the Irish they had no other work. But they knew there was
a huge logging industry.
The Irish tried to wrestle the work from the French Canadians away which led to violence
Immigration and Crime: What's the Connection? Author(s): Daniel P. Mears, PhD
One assumes that Immigrants presumably are more likely to commit crimes than non-immigrants, cities with
greater proportions of immigrants must have higher crim
Week 2- The immigration-crime nexus theory
First weeks article; talks about a about arriving on the west coast of Canada. A debate
about politics in society.
IN the last year and few months there has been a big debate on the issue of the