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Community Criminology: Fundamentals of Spatial and Temporal Scaling, Ecological Indicators, and Selectivity Bias

Ralph B. Taylor


For close to a century, the field of community criminology has examined the causes and consequences of community crime and delinquency rates. Nevertheless, there is still a lot we do not know about the dynamics behind these connections. This book argues that obstacles to deepening our understanding of community/crime links arise in part because most scholars have overlooked four fundamental concerns: how conceptual frames depend on the geographic units and/or temporal units used; how to establish the meaning of theoretically central ecological empirical indicators; and how to think about the c ... More

Keywords: community criminology, community crime, delinquency rates, community justice dynamics, crime indicators

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780814725498
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814725498.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ralph B. Taylor, author