More Segregation Leads to Greater Likelihood of Gun Death for Racial Minorities, MET Prof’s Study Finds

in Criminal Justice, MET News, Shea Cronin
August 9th, 2018

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MET Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Shea Cronin has co-authored a study published in the Journal of the National Medical Association that finds a correlating link between racial segregation in housing and gun-violence homicide rates. The School of Public Health-led research—which controlled for such factors as economic standing, education, and employment status—used a metric that scores neighborhood integration on a 100-point scale and concluded that “[f]or every 10-point increase in the index of dissimilarity, the …ratio of black to white firearm homicide fatality rates increased by 39 percent.”

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