Delinquency and the black middle class: An exploratory study
This study addresses the lack of criminal justice research on non poor African Americans. The author empirically tested ideas from Pattillo-McCoy (1998, 1999) using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth. The main research question was what causal factors predict delinquency among middle class Blacks. Having delinquent friends predicted a greater likelihood of future arrest among middle class Blacks but a lesser likelihood among poorer African Americans, suggesting different processes at work. Indicators of parental relationship problems had more of an impact on poor Black and White youth than on middle class youth of either race. © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice
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Hassett-Walker, Connie, "Delinquency and the black middle class: An exploratory study" (2010). Kean Publications. 2323.