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Why disadvantaged neighborhoods are more attractive targetsfor burgling than wealthy ones

Chamberlain, Alyssa W. and Boggess, Lyndsay N. (2016) Why disadvantaged neighborhoods are more attractive targetsfor burgling than wealthy ones. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (26 Sep 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Despite concerns about crime among the wealthy and middle-class, crime is much more prevalent in poor inner-city neighborhoods than in better off suburbs. In new research, Alyssa W. Chamberlain and Lyndsay N. Boggess explore why wealthier neighborhoods have lower burglary rates – after all, they are more likely to possess more valuable goods. They find that burglars from poorer areas are more likely to target neighborhoods more disadvantaged than their own. They write that not only are wealthier neighborhoods more likely to be further away, increasing the risks for potential burglars; they are also likely to be more socially connected. More disadvantaged neighborhoods, on the other hand, are more likely to be less socially cohesive, making it easier for burglars to remain anonymous.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science © CC BY-NC 3.0
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2016 08:48
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2016 08:48
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/68092

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