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NCJ Number: 48752 Find in a Library
Title: JACKSONVILLE (FL) - RECREATION AND CRIME
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Jacksonville Office of Criminal Justice Planning
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 22
Sponsoring Agency: Jacksonville Office of Criminal Justice Planning
Jacksonville, FL 32202
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN AVAILABILITY OF RECREATIONAL FACILITIES AND INCIDENCE OF CRIMES COMMITTED BY JUVENILES IS EXAMINED IN A STUDY OF SEVEN NEIGHBORHOODS IN JACKSONVILLE, FLA.
Abstract: THE REPORT OPENS WITH AN OVERVIEW OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN RECREATION AND CRIME, INCLUDING REVIEWS OF PAST STUDIES AND AN ASSESSMENT OF FLORIDA PROGRAMS AIMED AT PREVENTING DELINQUENCY THROUGH PROVISION OF RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES. DATA ON RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES (PARKS, COMMUNITY CENTERS, SCHOOLS, CLUBS, GOVERNMENT RECREATIONAL SPECIALISTS) AND ON INCIDENCE OF CRIMES BY JUVENILES (HOMICIDE, RAPE, ROBBERY, ASSAULT, BREAKING AND ENTERING, LARCENY, AUTO THEFT) ARE ANALYZED FOR SEVEN AREAS OF THE CITY. THE STUDY FOUND THAT NUMEROUS RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES EXIST IN THE CITY BUT THAT THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CRIME AND AVAILABILITY OF RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES VARIES. INTERVIEWS WITH RECREATIONAL PROGRAM PERSONNEL INDICATED THAT PROPERLY SUPERVISED RECREATION HAS A WHOLESOME EFFECT ON JUVENILES. IT IS CONCLUDED THAT THERE PROBABLY ARE OTHER VARIABLES INFLUENCING CRIME IN THE AREAS STUDIED, AND THAT THE DATA DO NOT PROVE THAT CRIME IS OR IS NOT RELATED TO RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES. RECOMMENDATIONS ARE OFFERED, INCLUDING SEVERAL AIMED AT IMPROVING CRIME REPORTING PROCEDURES. SUPPORTING DATA ARE INCLUDED. (LKM)
Index Term(s): Crime Rate; Florida; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Recreation; Urban area studies
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