Thursday, July 9, 2009

Criminality Problem Only Among Ethnicities

Amsterdam University Professor of Criminology Frank Bovenkerk says that immigration in itself is not what causes criminality. Certain groups of immigrants, such as Indonesian Dutch, Portuguese and Chinese hardly cause any problems in the Netherlands. On the other hand, there are major problems with Antilleans and Moroccans and, to a lesser extent, with Turks and people from Surinam. The factors which are important, according to Bovenkerk, are street culture, the social norms of certain groups, and low socio-economic level.
Joost Zonneveld, “We overdrijven problemen radicalen,” Parool, 4 July 2009.

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