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NCJ Number: 91272 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Urbanism, Race, and Crime
Journal: Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency  Volume:20  Issue:2  Dated:(July 1983)  Pages:183-198
Author(s): J H Laub
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: US Securities and Exchange Cmssn
Washington, DC 20549-2736
Grant Number: 78-JN-AX-0029
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: There is general agreement that urbanism is an important correlate of criminality. However, the interpretation of the relation is a matter of theoretical dispute.
Abstract: Some argue that differences in crime rates across the urban-rural dimension can be attributed to differences in the compositions of the populations residing in those areas. The most common argument is that there is a confounding effect between urbanism and race. This paper uses National Crime Survey data to test the compositional argument. The findings imply a reconsideration of the accepted relationship between urbanism and crime generally portrayed in the criminological literature. Data limitations are noted. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): National crime surveys; Urban criminality
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