Busy Places and Broken Windows? Toward Defining the Role of Physical Structure and Process in Community Crime Models

@article{Wilcox2004BusyPA,
  title={Busy Places and Broken Windows? Toward Defining the Role of Physical Structure and Process in Community Crime Models},
  author={P. Wilcox and Neil Quisenberry and Debra T. Cabrera and Shayne E Jones},
  journal={The Sociological Quarterly},
  year={2004},
  volume={45},
  pages={185 - 207}
}
Borrowing from the systemic model of social disorganization theory as well as from theories of human ecology and urban geography, we examine the effects of land use on community rates of violence and burglary. We posit that community crime is differentially affected by distinct nonresidential physical spaces in a neighborhood—distinct in terms of whether they are adult-centered, “business-oriented” public spaces versus spaces that are public yet still “resident centered,” especially toward… Expand
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