Carolyn R. Block

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This chapter examines the relationships among place, space and the specific situations of Chicago taverns and liquor stores and crimes in those places, and suggests applications of these findings for crime prevention. With a GeoArchive data set of police, census and liquor license information from January to June 1993, we identify the densest concentrations(More)
Objectives. This 11-city study sought to identify risk factors for femicide in abusive relationships. Methods. Proxies of 220 intimate partner femicide victims identified from police or medical examiner records were interviewed, along with 343 abused control women. Results. Preincident risk factors associated in multivariate analyses with increased risk of(More)
Street gang activity-legal and illegal, violent and nonviolent, lethal and non-lethal-occurs disproportionately among neighborhoods and population groups. Types of incidents tend to cluster and increase in bursts in specific neighborhoods and among specific gangs. Neighborhoods often differ sharply in the predominant type of street gang-motivated incidents(More)
This issue of the NIJ Journal focuses on a single important topic—homicides committed by the victim's spouse or other intimate partner. Women are most likely to be the victim in these cases of intimate partner homicide. An overview on page 2 reflects the range of ideas the authors discuss, from aspects of the problem (such as risk factors and the effect of(More)
To provide better customer service, NCJRS has made this Federally-funded grant final report available electronically in addition to traditional paper copies. Opinions or points of view expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official position or policies of the U.S. This project is dedicated to the women and their families(More)
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