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Urban Crime, Criminals, and Victims : the Swedish Experience in an Anglo-American Comparative Perspective

Author: Per-Olof H Wikström
Publisher: New York, NY : Springer New York, 1991.
Series: Research in criminology.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Per-Olof H Wikström
ISBN: 9781461390770 146139077X
OCLC Number: 852788307
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 271 pages).
Contents: 1 Introduction --
Scope and Aim of Study --
Some Brief Notes on Swedish Society and Its Crime --
2 The Rate, Structure, and Trends in Urban Crime --
The Rate of Crime --
Trends in Crime --
Explaining the Difference --
3 The Urban Offender --
Offenders in Urban Crime --
Crime and Its Development in the Urban Population --
The Distribution of Crime in the Urban Population --
Specialization and Versatility in Crime --
Age Patterns --
4 The Social Contexts of Urban Crime --
Contextual Crime Analysis --
Urban Violence --
Urban Vandalism --
Urban Serious Theft --
Conclusion --
5 The Urban Victim --
The Victimological Approach --
6 Stockholm: Its Crime and Urban Structure --
The Research Area --
Crime Rates and Crime Trends in the City of Stockholm --
The Basic Units of Analysis --
The Inner- and Outer-City Areas --
Housing in Stockholm --
The Factorial Social Ecology of Stockholm --
Grouping Wards to Major Types of Urban Environments --
7 Housing, Population Composition, and Offending --
The Offender Residential Distribution --
The Offender Rate Distributions --
Age Structure and Offender Rates --
The Individual-Level Relationship Between Housing and Offending in Childhood and Youth --
Zero-Order Correlations --
Population Composition and Offending --
Familism, SES, Social Problem Households, and Offending --
Population Composition and Offending Within Different Types of Housing --
Housing, Population Composition, and Offending: An Integrated Model --
8 Routine Activities, Area Crime, and Victimization Patterns --
The Crime Area Distribution --
The Area Crime Rate Distributions --
Crime and Distance --
Explaining Area Crime Distribution --
The Area Distribution of Victims of Personal Crime --
9 Integration and Discussion of Findings --
Urbanization and Crime --
The Urban Offender --
The Urban Victim --
City Structure and the Rate and Structure of Crime --
References --
Appendix A The Stockholm 1982 Crime Survey --
Appendix B Legal Definitions of Crimes Included in the Stockholm 1982 Crime Survey --
Appendix C Definitions of Variables Used in the Factor Analysis of Stockholm Urban Structure.
Series Title: Research in criminology.
Responsibility: by Per-Olof H. Wikström.

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