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Title: Where juvenile serious offenders live: A neighborhood analysis of Wayne County, Michigan
Authors: Ng, I.Y.H. 
Issue Date: 2010
Citation: Ng, I.Y.H. (2010). Where juvenile serious offenders live: A neighborhood analysis of Wayne County, Michigan. Journal of Criminal Justice 38 (2) : 207-215. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This study investigated the relationship between neighborhood factors and juvenile serious offenders in Wayne County, Michigan. Wayne County is home to Detroit, a city with a glorious past but a bleak future. Administrative data were linked to tract-level census characteristics that proxy for social disorganization structural factors. Results by negative binomial regressions found significant associations in the expected direction with concentrated disadvantage, concentrated affluence, and inequality. Concentrated immigration, however, was insignificantly related to juvenile serious offending, and residential stability increased rather than decreased offending. These counter-theoretical results might be due to the presence of homes inhabited by students and young professionals and the vibrant Latino immigrant communities. The stark contrasts this analysis documented, combined with the high correlation of economic conditions to juvenile crime, demand urgent and radical responses to completely transform impoverished neighborhoods in Wayne County. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.
Source Title: Journal of Criminal Justice
ISSN: 00472352
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2010.02.002
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