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Award for Dr Laura Bui’s paper

A paper exploring the perception of social exclusion among first-generation immigrants, has been highly commended in the 2017 Emerald Literati Awards for Excellence.

Written by Lecturer in Criminology Dr Laura Bui and Professor David Farrington from Cambridge University, the piece is entitled; First-generation immigrants feel socially excluded and have greater pro-violence attitudes than the native population in England and Wales.

The paper originally appeared in the Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peach Research and aims to measure relevant risk factors for violence, to focus on whether negative perceptions may contribute to understanding the between-generations differences in violence.  

The abstract states: ‘It is theorised that pro-violence attitudes would be related to and be higher in second-generation immigrants than first-generation immigrants, and that negative perceptions would mediate the relationship between pro-violence attitudes and violence.’

Read the full paper here. 

Published on 20/03/2018