Experiencing Prejudice and Violence among Latinos: A General Strain Theory Approach

Citation

Hoskin, Anthony (2013). Experiencing Prejudice and Violence among Latinos: A General Strain Theory Approach. Western Criminology Review. vol. 14 (1) pp. 25-38

Abstract

General Strain Theory (GST) predicts that being a victim of ethnically-based discrimination will raise the risk of violent offending. Data from a national sample of 631 Latino students are analyzed to test the hypothesis. OLS regression analysis reveals that perceiving that students at school are prejudiced is positively associated with an index of violent behavior. In addition, the criminogenic effect of prejudice is reduced as conventional social support increases. Partial support is found for a number of other hypotheses derived from the theory. Overall, GST is somewhat successful at explaining interpersonal violence among Latino youths, and in making sense of the effect of school prejudice.

URL

http://wcr.sonoma.edu/v14n1/Hoskin.pdf

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Western Criminology Review

Author(s)

Hoskin, Anthony

Year Published

2013

Volume Number

14

Issue Number

1

Pages

25-38

ISSN/ISBN

1096-4886

DOI

1096-4886

Reference ID

4473