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A case study investigating the criminal activity among residents in an urban area

Neild, Jill and Paylor, Ian (1996) A case study investigating the criminal activity among residents in an urban area. Environment and Behavior, 28 (6). pp. 748-763.

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Abstract

This article draws on and adds to the criminological debate surrounding the link between crime and immediate environmental conditions. The article describes and offers analysis of a piece of research conducted by one of the authors in Colne, a small town in Lancashire, England, which sought to examine the propositon that people who reside in a certain locality are more prone to engage in criminal activity. From analysis of press reports of criminal activity, we can see that the incidence of crime moved, during a period of years, from one area of the town to another. The arficle provides an explanation of why this happened and offers comment on the overall issue.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Environment and Behavior
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Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Applied Social Science
ID Code: 50667
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 02 Nov 2011 11:04
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 22:48
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/50667

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