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Hot Spots of Predatory Crime: Routine Activities and the Criminology of Place
A leading sociological theory of crime is the “routine activities” approach (Cohen and Felson, 1979). The premise of this ecological theory is that criminal events result from likely offenders,Expand
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The variable effects of arrest on criminal careers: The Milwaukee domestic violence experiment
This research was supported by grant 86IJCXKO43 to the Crime Control Institute from the National Institute ofJustice. The points of view or opinions stated herein are those of the authors and do notExpand
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Dealing with Design Failures in Randomized Field Experiments: Analytic Issues Regarding the Evaluation of Treatment Effects
With an increasing number of criminal justice scholars conducting randomized field experiments, there are several analytic issues related to such studies that our discipline must begin to addressExpand
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Specifying Specific Deterrence: The Influence of Arrest on Future Criminal Activity
Using data on police contacts for a cohort of males born in 1949 andfollowed until age 25, this paper examines the influence of arrest on future criminal activity. Two questions are examined. DoesExpand
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FROM INITIAL DETERRENCE TO LONGTERM ESCALATION: SHORT-CUSTODY ARREST FOR POVERTY GHETTO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE*
Persons arrested for misdemeanor domestic violence are held in custody for widely varying lengths of time. To test the effects of this variance, we randomly assigned short (X= 2.8 hours), full (X=Expand
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EXAMINING DIFFERENTIAL OFFICER EFFECTS IN THE MINNEAPOLIS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE EXPERIMENT
Reassesses the Minneapolis Domestic Violence Experiment (MDVE) data of the 1980s which said that “arrest works best”. Examines the potential effects of a small number of officers generating aExpand
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The validity of self-reported marijuana and cocaine use
This article presents initial evidence on the validity of self-report interview data obtained from recently booked arrestees participating in the Drug Use Forecasting (DUF) program to identifyExpand
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