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NCJ Number: 68633 Find in a Library
Title: CRIME IN A PERIOD OF RAPID SOCIAL CHANGE - ILLUSTRATED BY THE SITUATION IN THE INTENSIVELY INDUSTRALIZED REGIONS (FROM ZAGADNIENIA NIEPRZYSTOSOWANIA SPOLECZNEGO I PRZESTEPCZOSCI W POLSCE, P 143-163, 1978, BY JERZY JASINSKI - SEE NCJ-68628)
Author(s): A MOSCISKIER
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 21
Sale Source: Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Zaklad Narodowy Imienia
Ossolinskich, Wydawnictwo
Rynek 9
Warsaw,
Poland
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: Polish
Country: Poland
Annotation: STUDIES OF INTENSELY INDUSTRIALIZED REGIONS IN POLAND HAVE SHOWN THAT INDUSTRIALIZATION IS NOT CONDUCIVE TO CRIME, ALTHOUGH A TEMPORARY INCREASE IN CRIME MAY OCCUR DURING THIS PROCESS.
Abstract: CRIME DATA OF FOUR REGIONS IN WHICH LARGE INDUSTRIAL PLANTS WERE BUILT IN FORMERLY RURAL AREAS WAS ANALYZED FOR THE PERIOD FROM 1958 TO 1974. FOUR STAGES OF INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT WERE CONSIDERED: (1) PREPARATION, (2) CONSTRUCTION OF THE PLANT, (3) START OF PRODUCTION, AND (4) STABILIZATION. A SHARP TEMPORARY INCREASE IN CRIME (34 TO 92 PERCENT) WAS FOUND IN THREE AREAS. NO INCREASE IN CRIME WAS NOTED DURING THE FIRST STAGE, BUT DURING THE SECOND STAGE, BY A POPULATION MIGRATION, CRIME RATES ROSE. AFFECTED WERE MAINLY PROPERTY CRIMES AND RUFFIAN BEHAVIOR WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL. HOWEVER, 80 PERCENT OF THE OFFENDERS WERE LOCAL INHABITANTS OF THE REGION, SO THAT CRIME WAS NOT CAUSED BY THE DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGES. THE LEVEL OF CRIME DECREASED DURING SUBSEQUENT STAGES. A RISE IN JUVENILE CRIME WAS NOTED 10 T0 15 YEARS AFTER THE BEGINNING OF INDUSTRIALIZATION. THIS IS ATTRIBUTED TO OUTMODED CHILDREARING TECHNIQUES OF PARENTS WHO CAME TO THE CITY FROM RURAL AREAS. STATISTICAL DATA AND REFERENCES ARE INCLUDED. --IN POLISH.
Index Term(s): Crime Statistics; Demography; Geographic distribution of crime; Poland; Rural urban comparisons; Time series
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