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Introduction

David Weisburd, Elizabeth R. Groff and Sue-Ming Yang

in The Criminology of Place

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780195369083
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199979110 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369083.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter provides a context for this book's approach to the criminology of place and its identification of data relevant to understanding and explaining crime concentrations and developmental patterns of crime. It considers the theoretical perspectives that led to interest in the criminology of place, and the empirical data that have reinforced interest in this area. It then turns to the key questions that form the primary focus of this volume. Next it describes the site for their research, and the units of analysis that they use to examine the criminology of place. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords: criminology; place; crime; developmental patterns

Chapter.  11302 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social Theory

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