Exploring Accessibility versus Opportunity Crime Factors

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Elizabeth Lynn (Beth) Davison Ph.D., Professor (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: https://library.appstate.edu/

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of accessibility (street networks) and opportunity factors (land usages) on property crime among street segments in Raleigh, North Carolina. The analytical model for this research is patterned after the Beavon, Brantingham, and Brantingham (1994) study (hereafter referred to as "the Beavon study") of property crimes among Vancouver, Canada street segments. This study expands the scope of the Beavon study by including a measure of guardianship and analyzing additional opportunity measures (accounts of 10 business types and 4 residential land usages).

Additional Information

Davison, Elizabeth L. and William R. Smith. 2003. “Exploring Accessibility versus Opportunity Crime Factors” Sociation Today 1(1) [ISSN: 1542-6300] The version of record is available open access from the publisher, North Carolina Sociological Association at: http://www.ncsociology.org/sociationtoday/raleigh.htm
Language: English
Date: 2003

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