Corpus ID: 15941889

HOT SPOTS OF CRIME AND CRIMINAL CAREERS OF PLACES

@inproceedings{Sherman1995HOTSO,
  title={HOT SPOTS OF CRIME AND CRIMINAL CAREERS OF PLACES},
  author={L. Sherman},
  year={1995}
}
The explanation of crime has been preoccupied with individuals and communities as units of analysis. Recent work on offender decision making (Cornish and Clarke, 1986), situations (Clarke, 1983, 1992), environments (Brantingham and Brantingham 1981, 1993), routine activities (Cohen and Felson, 1979; Felson, 1994), and the spatial organization of drug dealing in the U.S. suggest a new unit of analysis: places. Crime is concentrated heavily in a Jew "hot spots" of crime (Sherman et aL 1989). The… Expand
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