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NCJ Number: 160744 Find in a Library
Title: Criminality in Space and Time: Life Course Analysis and the Micro-Ecology of Crime (From Crime and Place, P 315-347, 1995, John E Eck and David Weisburd, eds. -- See NCJ-160730)
Author(s): M D Maltz
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 33
Sponsoring Agency: Criminal Justice Press/Willow Tree Press

Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
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Criminal Justice Press/Willow Tree Press
United States of America
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In studying the relationship between communities and crime, most researchers use either one of two methods, quantitative and cross-sectional or qualitative and ethnographic.
Abstract: The former has the advantage of permitting the researcher to look for general relationships among many community variables, but the nature of interactions occurring within communities cannot be discerned. The latter has the advantage of permitting the researcher to describe street-level interactions in a neighborhood and relate them to neighborhood characteristics. By its nature, however, ethnography can only investigate such interactions in a limited interval of time and space. Another means of studying the relationship between communities and crime is explored, one based on archival data maintained by public agencies such as schools, welfare departments, and juvenile courts. Data from these agencies can "tell a story" about the relationship between neighborhood characteristics and crime. 58 references, 13 notes, and 6 figures
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Crime analysis; Crime measurement; Criminality prediction; Juveniles; Police crime-prevention; Research methods; Statistics
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