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NCJ Number: 91031 Find in a Library
Title: Rural Crime Research - An Overview of Victimization and Offender Studies
Author(s): J F Donnermeyer
Corporate Author: National Rural Crime Prevention Ctr
Ohio State University
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: National Rural Crime Prevention Ctr
Columbus, OH 43210
Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper reviews the status of rural crime research in the United States, highlighting completed or ongoing rural crime research, and discussing issues of importance to the conduct of the research.
Abstract: These two dimensions of the paper are discussed relative to two major types of rural sociological research: victimization patterns of the rural population and studies of the rural offender. Rural crime is noted as having emerged in the past several years as a new specialty area within rural sociology, and appears likely to grow in popularity. It is suggested that regional interest networks, such as those sponsored by Rural Development Centers of the Southern and Northern Central States, will be a contributing factor to the exchange of information for scholars pursuing additional research in this field. A total of 53 references are provided.
Index Term(s): Offense characteristics; Research methods; Rural crime; Victimization surveys
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