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. ISSN 1552-390XFull text not available from this repository.
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.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Environment and Behavior|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Applied Social Science|
|Deposited On:||02 Nov 2011 11:04|
|Last Modified:||22 Oct 2016 02:19|
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