Theorizing Latino Rates of Crime and Deviance
Curtis D. Hosier, Jeremy R. Hosier

Theorizing crime in the United States has been an endless task for academics for decades. Grand theories such as functionalism, conflict, and symbolic interaction, have characteristically offered potential explanation for general social phenomena in relationship to crime. Many sub-theories employing general themes of grand theories have allowed for potential support for specific social forces in the crime relationship. Examining Latino crime and deviance in the United States is an interesting academic undertaking as well. This research argues Latino crime offers distinct theoretical characteristics that are universal in nature and notspecific to amount. Presentation of these characteristics allow for the research to offer theoretical explanations for Latino crime.

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