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NCJ Number: 136059 Find in a Library
Title: Rioting in the Streets: Deja Vu? (From Bias Crime: The Law Enforcement Response, P 7-15, 1991, Nancy Taylor, ed. -- See NCJ-136058)
Author(s): W Tafoya
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 9
Sponsoring Agency: University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL 60607-2919
Sale Source: University of Illinois at Chicago
Office of International Criminal Justice
1033 West Van Buren Street, Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60607-2919
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper analyzes the reasons that a 1986 study predicted major civil disturbances in 1999 and the conclusion for the year 2005 that economic deprivation will be related to crime.
Abstract: The 1986 study used the Delphi Technique with a national panel of experts. Other data, including the author's research, independently suggests the likelihood of increasing crime and civil disturbances. The main factors accounting for this conclusion are the changing age distribution of the population, with increasing numbers of people under 25 and over 65; drug abuse; and increases in the number of homeless children and children born addicted to crack cocaine, who will be improperly socialized and inadequately developed mentally. Other problems are culture conflict within the nation and around the world, ethnocentrism, and xenophobia. Several cases of bias-related violence have occurred in recent years. To address these problems, acknowledgment of their existence and changes in policing are needed.
Main Term(s): Civil violence causes
Index Term(s): Future trends; Riot prevention; Social conditions
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