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NCJ Number: 30927 Find in a Library
Title: CRIMINAL GEOGRAPHY - THE BOCHUM CRIMINALITY ATLAS DESCRIPTION OF A PLANNED CRIMINOLOGICAL RESEARCH PROJECT - WEST GERMANY
Journal: KRIMINALISTIK  Volume:29  Issue:6  Dated:(JUNE, 1975)  Pages:241-247
Author(s): H D SCHWIND; U JANY; M SIMON; R WOHLGEMUTH
Corporate Author: Kriminalistik Verlag Gmbh
Germany (Unified)
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: Kriminalistik Verlag Gmbh
6900 Heidelburg 1, Germany
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: German
Country: West Germany (Former)
Annotation: OF INTEREST IN CORRECTION WITH CRIMINAL GEOGRAPHY ARE SUCH FACTORS AS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CRIME RATE AND POPULATION DENSITY, STREET ILLUMINATION, SUBWAYS, NUMBER A OF TAVERNS AND SCHOOL DISTRICT SIZE.
Abstract: THE PURPOSE OF THE BOCHUM, WEST GERMANY, CRIMINAL GEOGRAPHY RESEARCH PROJECT IS TO PORTRAY THE SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL DISTRIBUTION OF VIOLENT CRIME AND LARCENY IN THE CITY OF BOCHUM. AN ATLAS IS TO BE PRODUCED WHICH WILL SHOW, ON MAPS, HOW MANY AND WHAT OFFENSES ARE COMMITTED AT WHAT PLACES, WHERE THE OFFENDERS AND THE VICTIMS LIVE AND AT WHAT TIME CERTAIN OFFENSES ARE COMMITTED AT CERTAIN PLACES. THE PROJECT WILL BE CARRIED OUT BY A GROUP OF CRIMINOLOGISTS WITH THE FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF THE WEST GERMAN FEDERAL CRIMINAL POLICE BUREAU. DATA USED IN THE PROJECT WILL INCLUDE INFORMATION ON CRIME REPORTED TO THE POLICE AND INFORMATION ON UNREPORTED CRIME OBTAINED THROUGH A SURVEY OF THE POPULATION. --IN GERMAN
Index Term(s): Crime Rate; Crime surveys; Evaluative research; Geographic distribution of crime; Germany; Police information systems; Unreported crimes; Violence
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