Topic: Violence

Perception may be Reality, but Reality is Immigrants are Less Likely to Engage in Problem Behavior

Aug. 5, 2014
Perception may be Reality, but Reality is Immigrants are Less Likely to Engage in Problem Behavior

It is not unusual to see negative depictions of immigrants in the media and in popular culture. In particular, immigrants are often viewed as dangerous and prone to involvement in problem behaviors such as violence, crime and substance abuse.

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Talking to Teens about Violence is Topic of Series Hosted by Humanities Institute

Oct. 12, 2010

Event: "Helping Our Teenagers Think about Violence and Peace," a free speaker series presented by the Humanities Institute at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Mexican manhood and border violence

July 19, 2010

In this first installment of the "Border Views" video series, Anthropology Professor Cecilia Balli discusses the new models of Mexican manhood and how they contribute to violence.

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Can the U.S. and Mexico come together on immigration and border enforcement?

July 19, 2010

In this first installment of the "Border Views" video series, Anthropology Professor Cecilia Balli discusses how the U.S. and Mexican governments are united -- but also divided -- over immigration and border enforcement.

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Immigration, violence and enforcement: How did we get here?

July 19, 2010

In this first installment of the "Border Views" video series, Anthropology Professor Cecilia Balli discusses the forces that have brought immigration, violence and enforcement issues to a head this year.

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