Address all communication to Gary LaFree, Department of Sociology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131. BITNET: LAFREE UNMB. An earlier draft of this paper was presented at the American Sociological Association Meetings, Cincinnati, 1991. We thank Christopher Birkbeck, Richard Coughlin, Robert Fiala, Thomas Fomby, John Meyer, Neil Mitchell, Gwynne Nettler and several anonymous reviewers for their helpful comments.
RACE AND CRIME IN POSTWAR AMERICA: DETERMINANTS OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN AND WHITE RATES, 1957–1988*
Article first published online: 7 MAR 2006
Volume 30, Issue 2, pages 157–188, May 1992
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LAFREE, G., DRASS, K. A. and O'DAY, P. (1992), RACE AND CRIME IN POSTWAR AMERICA: DETERMINANTS OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN AND WHITE RATES, 1957–1988. Criminology, 30: 157–188. doi: 10.1111/j.1745-9125.1992.tb01101.x
Gary LaFree is Professor and Chair of Sociology at the University of New Mexico and Director of the New Mexico Statistical Analysis Center. In addition to an ongoing project on crime trends in the postwar United States, he is studying dispute resolution in civil cases.
Kriss A. Drass is Associate Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His major areas of interest include research methods, criminology, and the sociology of law. In addition to his work on the analysis of African-American and white crime rates, he is also engaged in research on the court management of litigation involving victims of AIDS.
Patrick O'Day is a doctoral candidate in sociology at the University of New Mexico. His research interests focus generally on the culture of crime and specifically on the cultural dynamics of interracial victimization.
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- Article first published online: 7 MAR 2006
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