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Big Data and the Study of Communities and Crime  

Daniel T. O'Brien

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Aug 2018
In recent years, a variety of novel digital data sources, colloquially referred to as “big data,” have taken the popular imagination by storm. These data sources include, but are not ... More

Using Naturalistic Observation to Develop Crime-Control Policies in Nighttime Entertainment Districts  

Monica Perez-Trujillo

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Jul 2018
For the last 20 years, research based on the idea that opportunities for crime are related to specific times and places has informed crime-control policies in nighttime entertainment ... More

Crime Hot Spots  

David Weisburd and Sean Wire

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Mar 2018
Hot spots of crime, and the criminology of place more generally, deviate from the traditional paradigm of criminology, in which the primary assumption and goal is to explain who is likely ... More

Population Changes at Place: Immigration, Gentrification, and Crime  

Graham C. Ousey

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Feb 2018
Immigration and gentrification are two sources of population change that occur in geographic communities. Immigration refers to the inflow of foreign-born residents, while gentrification ... More

Laws of Geography  

Michael Leitner, Philip Glasner, and Ourania Kounadi

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Feb 2018
The most prominent law in geography is Tobler’s first law (TFL) of geography, which states that “everything is related to everything else, but near things are more related than distant ... More

Place-Based Simulation Modeling: Agent-Based Modeling and Virtual Environments  

Nick Malleson, Alison Heppenstall, and Andrew Crooks

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Jan 2018
Since the earliest geographical explorations of criminal phenomena, scientists have come to the realization that crime occurrences can often be best explained by analysis at local scales. ... More

Moving From Inequality: Housing Vouchers and Escaping Neighborhood Crime  

Michael Lens

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Dec 2017
The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program is the largest housing subsidy program in the United States, serving over 2.2 million households. Through the program, local public housing ... More

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