In recent years, the research on crime and place has switched from the analysis of large or middle level administrative areas to the study of micro units of places such as addresses, street segments or clusters of micro units of geography. In this new framework, a growing number of studies have focused attention on microplaces, which can be considered as generators or attractors of crime opportunities, in order to understand which are the places that can induce people to commit crime or attract people who are most likely to commit crimes. Recognising the peculiar characteristics of these different hot spots of criminality is necessary to carry out efficient contrast measures and specific prevention policies. Do Bus Stops Increase Crime Opportunities? places itself in this branch of research by analysing the possible relationship between bus stops and crime in Newark, New Jersey.
|Numero di pagine||3|
|Rivista||European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2015|
- Analisi spaziale
- Crime and place
- Crime opportunities
- Opportunità criminali