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The Theoretical Importance of Place in Crime Prevention

Anthony A. Braga and David L. Weisburd

in Policing Problem Places: Crime Hot Spots and Effective Prevention

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195341966
eISBN:
9780199866847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341966.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter develops the theoretical basis for policing crime hot spots by exploring more closely our understanding of the relationship between place and crime. A series of empirical studies ... More


Revolving Door Justice: Inmate Release and Recidivism

Joan Petersilia

in When Prisoners Come Home: Parole and Prisoner Reentry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195160864
eISBN:
9780199943395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160864.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter presents data on the number of parolees recidivating, as well as on the contribution that parolees make to the overall level of crime in a community. It also identifies the demographic ... More


Three Core Community Crime Sequences

Ralph B. Taylor

in Community Criminology: Fundamentals of Spatial and Temporal Scaling, Ecological Indicators, and Selectivity Bias

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814725498
eISBN:
9780814708033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814725498.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter examines the production of macro-level rates of crime and criminality, for adults and juveniles, and victimization. Understanding the causes and consequences of community-level crime and ... More


The Crime-Fighting Community

Nikki Jones

in The Chosen Ones: Black Men and the Politics of Redemption

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520288348
eISBN:
9780520963313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288348.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Chapter 2 examines closely how battles over representation – specifically, battles over who should be chosen to save the neighborhood – have evolved in the city over time. In San Francisco, efforts ... More


Community Criminology: Fundamentals of Spatial and Temporal Scaling, Ecological Indicators, and Selectivity Bias

Ralph B. Taylor

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814725498
eISBN:
9780814708033
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814725498.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

For close to a century, the field of community criminology has examined the causes and consequences of community crime and delinquency rates. Nevertheless, there is still a lot we do not know about ... More


Spatial Scaling III: Understanding Place Criminology and Hot Spots

Ralph B. Taylor

in Community Criminology: Fundamentals of Spatial and Temporal Scaling, Ecological Indicators, and Selectivity Bias

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814725498
eISBN:
9780814708033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814725498.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter uses the modified boat metamodel from Chapter 4 as a lens for examining the assumptions behind the “criminology of place.” The view here is that place criminology is useful for tertiary ... More


Overview

Ralph B. Taylor

in Community Criminology: Fundamentals of Spatial and Temporal Scaling, Ecological Indicators, and Selectivity Bias

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814725498
eISBN:
9780814708033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814725498.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter begins by discussing criminological scholars' concerns about the lack of integration across levels of theorizing, i.e. the failure of criminological theory to understand the connections ... More


Spatial Scaling II: Metatheorizing about Community-Crime Linkages

Ralph B. Taylor

in Community Criminology: Fundamentals of Spatial and Temporal Scaling, Ecological Indicators, and Selectivity Bias

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814725498
eISBN:
9780814708033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814725498.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter discusses the spatial version of the Boudon-Coleman “boat” metamodel, which is used as a vehicle for metatheorizing about community criminology. The elaborated boat metamodel will be ... More


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