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Author St. Jean, Peter K. B.
Title Pockets of Crime : Broken Windows, Collective Efficacy, and the Criminal Point of View / Peter K.B. St. Jean.
Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [2007]

Author St. Jean, Peter K. B.
Subject Crime.
Criminal behavior.
Neighborhoods -- Social aspects.
Neighborhoods -- Psychological aspects.
Applied human geography.
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 278 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction and overview -- Explaining crime hotspots : overview and extensions of broken windows and collective efficacy theories -- Here's the neighborhood : a video ethnographic tour of Grand Boulevard, 2000 -- Perceived sources of neighborhood disorder -- Where's the dope at? : the need to understand drug dealing from the ground up -- "I want it, I see it, I take it" : the robbery hotspots -- "That's the way we grew up" : the battery hotspots -- What this all means : summary, conclusions, and implications -- Appendix A: Methodological appendix -- Appendix B: Recent trends in research on broken windows -- Appendix C: Recent trends in research on collective efficacy.
Summary Why, even in the same high-crime neighborhoods, do robbery, drug dealing, and assault occur much more frequently on some blocks than on others? One popular theory is that a weak sense of community among neighbors can create conditions more hospitable for criminals, and another proposes that neighborhood disorder?such as broken windows and boarded-up buildings?makes crime more likely. But in his innovative new study, Peter K.B. St. Jean argues that we cannot fully understand the impact of these factors without considering that, because urban space is unevenly developed, different kinds of crim.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780226775005 (electronic bk.)
0226775003 (electronic bk.)
9780226774985 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0226774988 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780226774992 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0226774996 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 309904593
Additional Format Print version: St. Jean, Peter K.B. Pockets of crime. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2007 9780226774985 0226774988 (DLC) 2006036169 (OCoLC)74987819

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