Principal Investigator(s): Lynch, James P.; Sabol, William J.
Summary: This study examined the effects of police arrest policies and incarceration policies on communities in 30 neighborhoods in Baltimore. Specifically, the study addressed the question of whether aggressive arrest and incarceration policies negatively impacted social organization and thereby reduced the willingness of area residents to engage in informal social control, or collective efficacy. CRIME CHANGES IN BALTIMORE, 1970-1994 (ICPSR 2352) provided aggregate community-level data on demogr... (view full summary)
Persistent URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03796.v1
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