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Author Yu, Sung-Suk Violet

Title Do Bus Stops Increase Crime Opportunities?
Published El Paso : LFB Scholarly Pub. LLC, 2011


Description 1 online resource (322 pages)
Series Criminal Justice: Recent Scholarship
Criminal justice (LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC)
Contents List of Tables; List of Figures; List of Abbreviations; Acknowledgement; Chapter 1: Introduction: Bus Stops and Crime Opportunities; Chapter 2: Crimes Around Mass Transit: Causes or Byproducts?; Chapter 3: Theoretical Framework and Research Questions; Chapter 4: Gathering and Cleaning Data to Answer Questions; Chapter 5: Plan to Address Spatial Aspect of Data; Chapter 6: Geocoding Crime; Chapter 7: Exploratory Data Analysis Results; Chapter 8: Regression Analysis Results; Chapter 9: Conclusions and Discussions; Appendix A: Data Analysis Results on Robbery
Appendix B: Data Analysis Results on Aggravated AssaultAppendix C: Data Analysis Results on Motor Vehicle Theft; Appendix D: Data Analysis Results on Theft From Motor Vehicle; Appendix E: Data Analysis Results on Burglary; References; Index
Summary Using the frameworks of routine activity, crime pattern and rational choice theories, Yu investigates the relationship between bus stops, businesses, and five offense types (robbery, aggravated assault, motor vehicle theft, theft from motor vehicle, and burglary) in Newark, New Jersey. Several data analysis methods were used to examine the impact of bus stops and businesses on crime. Overall, both bus stops and commercial establishments were associated with increased crime. Among business types, the category of food store was always related to increased crime across offense types and regressio
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Criminal methods -- United States -- Case studies
Criminal behavior, Prediction of -- United States -- Case studies
Crime forecasting -- United States -- Case studies
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Criminology.
Crime forecasting.
Criminal behavior, Prediction of.
Criminal methods.
United States.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
√Čtudes de cas.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781593326722