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NCJ Number: 31368 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: CONTROLLING URBAN CRIME
Author(s): J Q WILSON; B BOLAND
Corporate Author: The Urban Institute
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 66
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
The Urban Institute
Washington, DC 20037
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Publication Number: WORKING PAPER 5025-01
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A PAPER DESCRIBING AND ASSESSING STEPS INDIVIDUALS CAN TAKE TO REDUCE THE PROBABILITY OF BEING VICTIMIZED BY ROBBERY, AND POLICIES AIMED AT ACTUAL AND PROSPECTIVE CRIMINALS.
Abstract: AMONG THE STEPS INDIVIDUALS CAN TAKE WHICH ARE DISCUSSED ARE RESIDENCY RELOCATION AND THE USE OF ALARMS. POLICIES DISCUSSED INCLUDE DISARMING THE CRIMINAL, AND THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PRISONS AND JAILS. CHARTS SHOWING COSTS OF MAINTAINING PRISON FACILITIES AND THE RELATIONSHIP OF PRISONS TO REDUCTIONS IN ROBBERY AND OTHER CRIMES ARE GIVEN. A BIBLIOGRAPHY ON ALL TOPICS COVERED APPEARS AT THE END. THREE APPENDIXES DEAL WITH THE COMPARABILITY OF CRIME RATE ESTIMATES AS THE NATIONAL OPINION RESEARCH CENTER AND THE NATIONAL CRIME SURVEY; ERRORS IN THE PROBABILITY OF ARREST MEASUREMENTS; AND MATHEMATICAL DEVIATIONS OF AN INCAPACITATION (INCARCERATION) MODEL.
Index Term(s): Alarm systems; Deterrence; Gun Control; Residential security; Robbery; Urban area studies; Victimization
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