skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 90163 Find in a Library
Title: Appropriate Roles for Statistical Decision Theory and Hypothesis Testing in Model Selection
Journal: Regional Science and Urban Economics  Volume:11  Issue:1  Dated:(February 1981)  Pages:135-147
Author(s): A J Buck; S Hakim
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 13
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Netherlands
Annotation: The paper empirically examines a procedure which uses both statistical decision theory and hypothesis testing and allows a determination of the best model for estimating behavioral relationships for a full sample and for subgroups of property crime occurrences in 94 New Jersey suburban communities of Philadelphia.
Abstract: Statistical studies in the social sciences often analyze a cross section of communities that are assumed to be homogeneous for certain characteristics. The purpose of the grouping in this New Jersey sample is to further understand the possible interjurisdictional mobility of urban criminals to commit crimes in the suburbs. Tables, formulas, and 15 references are supplied. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Geographic distribution of crime; Modeling techniques; New Jersey; Pennsylvania; Suburban area studies; Urban area studies
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.