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Pockets of Crime : Broken Windows, Collective Efficacy, and the Criminal Point of View

Author: Peter K B St Jean
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Why, even in the same high-crime neighborhoods, do robbery, drug dealing, and assault occur much more frequently on some blocks than on others? One popular theory is that a weak sense of community among neighbors can create conditions more hospitable for criminals, and another proposes that neighborhood disorder?such as broken windows and boarded-up buildings?makes crime more likely. But in his innovative new study,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Electronic book
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
St. Jean, Peter K.B.
Pockets of crime.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2006036169
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter K B St Jean
ISBN: 9780226775005 0226775003 1281966584 9781281966582
OCLC Number: 309904593
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 278 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction and overview --
Explaining crime hotspots : overview and extensions of broken windows and collective efficacy theories --
Here's the neighborhood : a video ethnographic tour of Grand Boulevard, 2000 --
Perceived sources of neighborhood disorder --
Where's the dope at? : the need to understand drug dealing from the ground up --
"I want it, I see it, I take it" : the robbery hotspots --
"That's the way we grew up" : the battery hotspots --
What this all means : summary, conclusions, and implications --
Appendix A: Methodological appendix --
Appendix B: Recent trends in research on broken windows --
Appendix C: Recent trends in research on collective efficacy.
Responsibility: Peter K.B. St. Jean.


Drawing on Chicago Police Department statistics and interviews with both law-abiding citizens and criminals in one of the city's highest-crime areas, this work demonstrates that drug dealers and  Read more...


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