Gregory M. Zimmerman and Steven F. Messner

in The Future of Criminology

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780199917938
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199950430 | DOI:

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This chapter highlights research on neighborhood influences on crime and stresses the importance of multilevel research, at both the conceptual and methodological levels. It explains the current state of the macrosociological approach to the study of crime, discusses the integration of this perspective with individual-level explanations of crime, and presents some of the challenges that must be confronted to advance this promising area of criminology.

Keywords: neighborhood influences; crime; multilevel research; macrosociological approach; criminology

Chapter.  3631 words. 

Subjects: Criminal Law

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