Title

Unpacking the Racial Disparity in Crime from a Racialized General Strain Theory Perspective

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2019

Abstract

Criminologists have long theorized the relationship between race and crime using traditional criminological theories, suggesting that Blacks simply experience more factors conducive to crime than Whites. Race scholars have criticized this “add and stir” approach and, instead, argue for race-based explanations. Racialized General Strain Theory (RGST) is the first traditional approach to address this call to action. To date, however, little research has fully assessed RGST’s propositions. Using the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods, we find mixed support for RGST. Findings also suggest racial differences in experiences and responses to strain are much more complicated than originally theorized.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1080/01639625.2018.1519127

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Deviant Behavior, v. 40, issue 12, p. 1445-1463

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Yes

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