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Title: Crime in the Ivory Tower: The Level and Sources of Student Victimization
Journal: Criminology  Volume:36  Issue:3  Dated:August 1998  Pages:671-710
Author(s): Bonnie S. Fisher; John J. Sloan; Francis T. Cullen; Chunmeng Lu
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 40
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
US Dept of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 93-IJ-CX-0049
Dataset: DATASET 1
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examines the level and sources of students' victimization across 12 institutions.
Abstract: The victimization of college students recently has been portrayed as a serious problem deserving policy intervention. Based on interviews designed after the National Crime Victimization Survey, which were conducted with 3,472 randomly selected students across 12 institutions, the study examined both the level and sources of students' victimization. More than one-third of the sample reported being victims during the 1993-94 academic year. Informed by the lifestyle-routine activities approach, analysis revealed that the risk of property victimization was increased by proximity to crime, target attractiveness, exposure, and lack of guardianship. The main predictor of violent victimization was a lifestyle that included high levels of partying on campus at night and the recreational use of drugs. Notes, tables, references, appendix
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Campus alcohol abuse; Drug Related Crime; Drug use; Risk taking behavior; Self-report studies; Victimization; Victimization risk; Victimization surveys; Victimology
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