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Community, Inequality, and Crime  

Graham C. Ousey and Matthew R. Lee

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Nov 2012
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Dec 2012
One of the most exciting developments in the field of criminology is the emergence of studies that seek to explain variation in crime rates across aggregate social communities. These ... More

Crime Concentrations at Places  

Cody W. Telep and David Weisburd

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Sep 2018
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Feb 2018
Every research enterprise takes place in a context, political, economic, and technological context. So it is with policing research. This chapter begins by sketching out where the practice ... More

Crime Places and Place Management  

Tamara D. Madensen and John E. Eck

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Nov 2012
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Dec 2012
When asked whether they can predict where crime will occur, most police officers say no. However, most police officers can identify a particular neighborhood where one can possibly be ... More

Immigration and Crime  

Charis E. Kubrin

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Nov 2012
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Dec 2012
Many of society's problems have historically been blamed on immigrants. Immigrants, for example, have been accused of stealing jobs from hard working native-born Americans or draining ... More

Neighborhood Ties, Control, and Crime  

Barbara D. Warner and Audrey C. Clubb

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Nov 2012
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Dec 2012
Since E. A. Ross's ([1901] 1929) seminal work at the beginning of the twentieth century, social control has emerged as a central concept in American sociology. Recent research indicates ... More

Social Concern and Crime  

Cecilia Chouhy, Robert Agnew, and Francis T. Cullen

Social concern theory (SCT) states that individuals are naturally inclined to show concern for the welfare of others, desire close ties to others, follow certain moral intuitions, and ... More

Social Spatial Influences  

Pamela Wilcox and Kristin Swartz

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Sep 2018
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Feb 2018
This chapter reviews the more macrospatial tradition of community- or neighborhood-based theory and research, as this line of inquiry is a vital part of contemporary environmental ... More

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