Open Questions

Franklin E. Zimring

in The City that Became Safe

Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9780199844425
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199943357 | DOI:

Series: Studies in Crime and Public Policy

Open Questions

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This chapter identifies a series of important unanswered questions that are priorities for future research. It organizes the “need to know” list around five main areas: the unsolved mystery of particular clause; four questions about crime rates in the future; the dynamics and the limits of preventive policing; the impact of lower crime on high-risk populations and areas; and for the final area the chapter asks the question, where have all the criminals gone?

Keywords: New York City; crime rates; preventing policing; criminals; high-risk populations; crime decline

Chapter.  7810 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social Theory

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