Adapting Police Services to New Immigration (Criminal by Leigh Culver

By Leigh Culver

Latino immigration to the Midwest has had an important impression on police-community family, really, in smaller groups traditionally unaccustomed to assorted ethnic teams. This ebook describes the stories of legislations enforcement businesses in 3 Mid-Missouri groups and their efforts to evolve to their altering demographics whereas holding present family members with the bulk inhabitants. The findings exhibit that the connection among legislation enforcement and the bulk groups used to be optimistic and supportive. there have been numerous demanding situations, in spite of the fact that, to the advance of a cooperative police-Latino dating. those integrated the language barrier, worry of the police, immigration concerns and the character of contacts among the police and Latino group.

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Second, immigrants from different countries are less likely to form unions than would be the case with a homogeneous work force (Griffith, Broadway, and Stull 1995). Lack of unionization leaves Latinos vulnerable to meet increasing productivity quotas set my management (Wahl, Gunkel, and Sanchez 2000). Third, although wages in meatpacking plants are considered low by Anglo standards, immigrants do not have high wage expectations; they consider what pay they earn in meatpacking much higher than what they would earn in their respective countries (Grey 1997; Stull, Broadway, and Erikson 1992) and more stable than what they could earn as seasonable farm workers (Rochín 2000).

Given the reluctance of undocumented immigrants to participate in the census, leaders in Marshalltown estimate the number of Latinos to be 4,500 to 5,000 (Grey and Woodrick 2002). The large influx of Latino immigrants to rural areas in the Midwest has produced significant changes in these communities. First, as noted above, small rural areas that recently experienced the opening of meatpacking plants are no longer as racially and ethnically homogenous as they might have been. S. General Accounting Office 1998).

The searches would then be justified subsequent to arrest. Discriminatory treatment could still exist, nonetheless, if the arrests of African Americans and Latinos were later withdrawn or not proven valid. A study in Richmond, Virginia by Smith and Petrocelli (2001) revealed that minority drivers were more likely to be stopped than white drivers. Once stopped, however, minorities were less likely to experience consent searches and half as likely to be subjected to a legal sanction (arrest, ticket) than whites.

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