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Autobiographical Accounts of Property Offenses by Youths at UCLA, 1983-1984 (ICPSR 8950) RSS

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Summary:

These data examine the attraction of shoplifting and vandalism to nonprofessional offenders. The data consists of actual autobiographical accounts of offenses committed by undergraduates enrolled in three sections of undergraduate criminology classes at the University of California, Los Angeles. Verbatim answers of the respondents are presented.

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Citation

Katz, Jack. Autobiographical Accounts of Property Offenses by Youths at UCLA, 1983-1984. ICPSR08950-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1989. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08950.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   property crimes, shoplifting, students, universities, vandalism, youths

Geographic Coverage:   California, United States

Time Period:  

  • 1983--1984

Date of Collection:  

  • 1983--1984

Universe:   Undergraduate university students in the United States.

Data Types:   machine-readable text

Data Collection Notes:

This dataset is a machine-readable text file. For reasons of confidentiality names have been blanked from the data and replaced with spaces. Profanity has also been blanked and replaced with spaces. The number of records per case in this file varies from nine to 70 depending on the length of statement given by each respondent.

Methodology

Sample:   The sample consisted of 250 students in three offerings of an undergraduate criminology class.

Data Source:

voluntary self reports

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