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Title: Location and Other Correlates of Campus Crime
Journal: Journal of Criminal Justice  Volume:13  Issue:5  Dated:(1985)  Pages:429-444
Author(s): J A Fox; D A Hellman
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 16
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Crime and security are major issues on a number of college campuses in the United States, yet little criminological research has been aimed at the campus setting. This article explores which aspects of the campus profile seem to contribute, or at least relate, to high levels of campus crime. A regression of crime rates on dimensions of the campus profile uncovered a number of correlates (specifically, measures of campus size and scholastic quality) in our sample of 222 colleges and universities. Somewhat surprisingly, the location of a campus -- be it in an urban or a rural setting -- had no impact on the level of its crime problem, through a slight influence on crime mix (proportion of crimes that are violent) was found. (Author abstract)
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