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Coping With Crime: Individual and Neighborhood Reactions
How is a social scientist to cope with the cornucopia of already existing studies in his or her area? How to draw useable conclusions from a body of work that might run to 5000 items? Traditional
Asymmetry in the Impact of Encounters with Police
This article examines the impact of personal experience on popular assessments of the quality of police service. Following past research, it addresses the influence of personal and neighbourhood
Reporting Crimes to the Police: The Status of World Research
Since the mid-1960s there has been a great deal of interest around the world in the use of sample surveys of the general population to study crime. The advantages of doing so have been discussed in
Citizen Satisfaction with Police Encounters
This article examines the character and consequences of encounters between police and residents of the city of Chicago. It describes the frequency with which they contacted the police for assistance
Community Policing, Chicago Style
Police departments across the USA are busily "reinventing" themselves, adopting a new style known as "community policing". Police departments that succeed in adopting this new stance have an entirely
Disorder and Decline
Objectives: A significant and diverse body of research has built up during the 30+ years since the publication of Wilson and Kelling’s seminal “broken windows” article. They affected research,
Fear of Crime and Neighborhood Change
  • W. Skogan
  • Law, Psychology
    Crime and Justice
  • 1 January 1986
Crime rates and the quality of life do not necessarily change in direct response to changes in the physical and social characteristics of neighborhoods. Developments that have an indirect effect on
The Impact of Victimization on Fear
This report examines the relationship between criminal victimization and fear of crime. Past research has been surprisingly inconclusive about this issue, and some people's fears have been branded