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NCJ Number: 28284 Find in a Library
Title: CRIMINALITY IN BERLIN (FROM COMMEMORATIVE VOLUME IN HONOR OF ERNST HEINITZ, 1972 EDITED BY HANS LUETTGER)
Author(s): J HELLMER
Corporate Author: Walter de Gruyter & Co
Germany (Unified)
Date Published: 1972
Page Count: 17
Sponsoring Agency: Walter de Gruyter & Co
1 Berlin 30, Germany United
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: German
Country: West Germany (Former)
Annotation: STATISTICAL STUDY INDICATING THAT CRIME HAS INCREASED CONSIDERABLY IN RECENT YEARS, EXPLAINING THAT INCREASE IN TERMS OF THE IDENTITY THEORY AND ADVOCATING PREVENTIVE MEASURES AS THE BEST WAY OF REDUCING THE CRIME RATE.
Abstract: ACCORDING TO THE IDENTITY THEORY, CRIME IS INJURING SOMEONE ELSE BY NOT OBSERVING CONVENTIONS OR THE LAW, WHICH ONLY EXIST WHEN SEVERAL PERSONS OR MANY LIVE IN THE SAME COMMUNITY. IN BERLIN AFTER WORLD WAR TWO, THE SENSE OF IDENTITY WAS HIGH BECAUSE OF SHARED HARDSHIPS, AND THE CRIME RATE WAS LOW. BUT THE SENSE OF IDENTITY DECREASES AS THE IDEA OF THE 'OTHER PERSON' BECOMES MORE ABSTRACT, AND THIS IS WHAT HAS HAPPENED MORE RECENTLY IN BERLIN. CLOSER POLICE CONTRACT WITH THE POPULATION, ON A PERSON-TO-PERSON BASIS, WOULD HAVE AN EXCELLENT PREVENTIVE EFFECT BECAUSE IT WOULD TEND TO ENHANCE THE SENSE OF IDENTITY. --IN GERMAN SEE NCJ-32505 FOR ENGLISH TRANSLATION.
Index Term(s): Crime patterns; Crime Rate; Crime Statistics; Estimated crime incidence; Geographic distribution of crime; Germany; Models; Police community relations; Theory
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