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ERIC Number: EJ444972
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1991
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ISSN: ISSN-0036-0112
Criminal Behavior and Rapid Community Growth: Examining the Evidence.
Freudenburg, William R.; Jones, Robert Emmett
Rural Sociology, v56 n4 p619-45 Win 1991
For 23 longitudinal studies of U.S. boomtowns, the ratio of increase in crime to increase in population averaged about 3.0, indicating a faster increase in crime than in population. Promising explanations focus on changes in community social structure and informal social controls, particularly density of acquaintanceship. Contains 74 references. (SV)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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