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NCJ Number: 150997 Find in a Library
Title: Victimization and Crime on Campus
Journal: International Review of Victimology  Volume:2  Issue:4  Dated:(1993)  Pages:331-343
Author(s): R T Sigler; N Koehlor
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 13
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: A self-administered questionnaire was used to gather victimization data from a sample of 222 students at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa in the spring of 1990.
Abstract: The findings revealed that the sample represented the demographics of the total campus population. Students had higher rates of victimization and greater monetary losses than the general population. However, it appears that these victimizations do not occur on campus; students appear to be more likely to be victimized off campus than on campus. Burglary was the most common offense, followed by pick- pocketing or purse snatching, assault, sexual assault, bicycle theft, and theft of auto parts. Results suggested the need for programs and educational materials to reduce student victimization. Further research is also needed. Tables and 38 references (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Victimization
Index Term(s): Alabama; Campus crime; Campus Security
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