Immigration and Crime in the U.S.: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives | Lecture and Discussion

When: 27.03.2019 - 18:00 - 19:30
Where:  Americké centrum, Tržiště 13, Praha 1 – Malá Strana

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One of the most contentious topics in the United States today is what, if any, link exists between migrants and increased crime. This presentation will focus on historical immigration patterns in the United States from a criminological perspective.

We will explore whether data support the oft-repeated allegation that recent immigrants to the United States are responsible for committing more violent crimes. The presentation will be followed by a discussion and Q&A with Dr. Alejandro del Carmen, the Associate Dean at the College of Liberal and Fine Arts, Tarleton State University, Fort Worth, Texas.  

The program will be in English.

Alejandro (Alex) del Carmen received a Ph.D. in Criminology from the College of Criminology at the Florida State University. He is considered an authority on the topic of race and crime with particular emphasis on racial profiling in law enforcement. Dr. del Carmen has written numerous articles in internationally recognized journals and published several books. Among these is the nationally recognized book titled “Racial Profiling in America”, which he published with Prentice Hall. Dr. del Carmen has presented his research findings throughout the world (Scotland, Belgium, Slovenia, Spain, United Arab Emirates, and the Czech Republic). Dr. del Carmen is currently Associate Dean and Professor of the College of Liberal and Fine Artsat Tarleton State University (Texas A&M System). He also serves as a Special Master for the United States District Court for District of Puerto Rico in the most significant police reform case in U.S. history.