URBS280 - NEIGHBRHD DYN. OF CRIME

Course Description: 
Crime varies in time, space and populations as it reflects ecological structures and the routine social interactions that occur in daily life. Concentrations of crime can be found among locations, with antisocial activities like assaults and theft occurring at higher rates because of the demographic make-up of people (e.g. adolescents) or conflicts (e.g. competing gangs), for reasons examined by ecological criminology. Variation in socio-demographic structures (age, education ratios, and the concentration of poverty) and the physical environment (housing segregation, density of bars, street lighting) predicts variations between neighborhoods in the level of crime and disorder. Both ethnographic and quantitative research methods are used to explore the connections between the social and physical environment of areas and antisocial behavior.
Course ID: 
URBS280
Title (text only): 
NEIGHBRHD DYN. OF CRIME
Term: 
2012C
Term Session: 
0
Subject Area: 
URBS
Status: 
O