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NCJ Number: NCJ 173581     Find in a Library
Title: Crime in the Ivory Tower: The Level and Sources of Student Victimization
  Dataset URL: DATASET 1
Author(s): Bonnie S. Fisher ; John J. Sloan ; Francis T. Cullen ; Chunmeng Lu
  Journal: Criminology  Volume:36  Issue:3  Dated:August 1998  Pages:671 to 710
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 40
  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): Victimology ; Drug use ; Victimization ; Drug Related Crime ; Victimization surveys ; Risk taking behavior ; Self-report studies ; Victimization risk ; Campus alcohol abuse
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America

US Dept of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 93-IJ-CX-0049
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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