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Author Hassett-Walker, Connie R., 1969-

Title Black Middle Class Delinquents
Published El Paso : LFB Scholarly Pub. LLC, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (245 pages)
Series Criminal Justice: Recent Scholarship
Criminal justice (LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC)
Contents Introduction -- Theoretical framework -- The Black middle class and crime -- Empirical research on class and crime -- Data and methodology -- Cross-sectional bivariate results -- Cross-sectional multivariate results for Blacks -- Cross-sectional comparative multivariate results -- Longitudinal data and analyses -- In conclusion: acall to fellow criminologists
Summary Most criminal justice research on African Americans focuses on poor Blacks living in poor Black communities. Hassett-Walker expands this focus to middle class Blacks and empirically tests an assertion from Pattillo-McCoy (1999)'s Black Picket Fences--that little difference in delinquency exists between poor versus middle class Black youth. Variables included class status, parent-child interaction, and neighborhood poverty. Parenting behavior and marital disruption were both predictive of delinquency. Having delinquent peers predicted future arrest, suggesting support for differential associati
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject African American juvenile delinquents.
Middle class -- United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1593325428 (electronic bk.)
9781593325428 (electronic bk.)