Disorder and Crime

Wesley G. Skogan

in The Oxford Handbook of Crime Prevention

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780195398823
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Disorder and Crime

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This article takes a look at the roles disorder plays in relation to crime; one of these is its ability to cause other forms of crime. It lists the various definitions of disorder, and looks at the ways that disorder is measured and studied. The latter half of the article outlines current knowledge about the role of disorder as a tool of neighborhood destabilization and decline.

Keywords: disorder; forms of crime; current knowledge; neighborhood destabilization; decline; measuring disorder

Article.  7531 words. 

Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice ; Crime Prevention ; Corrections

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