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A Changing Neighborhood: Gentrification, Crime and Youth in the Puerto Rican Community of Chicago

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The purpose of the research is to examine the extent to which law enforcement agencies facilitate the gentrification process in the Humboldt Park community through their treatment of Puerto Rican youth. Research indicates that as communities experience gentrification, new and more affluent residents utilize their cultural capital to mobilize community resources to construct brighter street lights, renovate walkways, insist on garbage removal and street cleaning services, and call on law enforcement agencies to take action against crime (Freeman & Braconi, 2004; Schill & Nathan, 1983). Research also indicates that new and more affluent residents mobilize community resources, prioritize community concerns, and as a consequence, criminalize long standing community residents (Skogan et al., November 2000). Utilizing qualitative methods of analysis, the research explores the impact of gentrification and on the lives of Puerto Rican youth in the Humboldt Park community. The research demonstrates that Puerto Rican youth do not experience perceived differences in policing strategies. On the contrary, Puerto Rican youth encounter similar and consistent police treatment regardless of the gentrification process.
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Perez, Xavier. "A Changing Neighborhood: Gentrification, Crime and Youth in the Puerto Rican Community of Chicago" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ASC Annual Meeting, San Francisco Marriott, San Francisco, California, Nov 17, 2010 <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p432077_index.html>

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Perez, X. F. , 2010-11-17 "A Changing Neighborhood: Gentrification, Crime and Youth in the Puerto Rican Community of Chicago" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ASC Annual Meeting, San Francisco Marriott, San Francisco, California <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p432077_index.html

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Abstract: The purpose of the research is to examine the extent to which law enforcement agencies facilitate the gentrification process in the Humboldt Park community through their treatment of Puerto Rican youth. Research indicates that as communities experience gentrification, new and more affluent residents utilize their cultural capital to mobilize community resources to construct brighter street lights, renovate walkways, insist on garbage removal and street cleaning services, and call on law enforcement agencies to take action against crime (Freeman & Braconi, 2004; Schill & Nathan, 1983). Research also indicates that new and more affluent residents mobilize community resources, prioritize community concerns, and as a consequence, criminalize long standing community residents (Skogan et al., November 2000). Utilizing qualitative methods of analysis, the research explores the impact of gentrification and on the lives of Puerto Rican youth in the Humboldt Park community. The research demonstrates that Puerto Rican youth do not experience perceived differences in policing strategies. On the contrary, Puerto Rican youth encounter similar and consistent police treatment regardless of the gentrification process.


Similar Titles:
Gentrification, Crime, and Youth: A Study of Changing Lives in the City of Chicago

The Gentrification of Humboldt Park: A Study of Crime in the Puerto Rican Community of Chicago


 
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