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Principal Investigator(s): Bursik, Robert J. Jr.; Grasmick, Harold G.; Chamlin, Mitchell B.
Summary: In an effort to measure the effectiveness of crime deterrents and to estimate crime rates, calls for assistance placed to police in Oklahoma City over a two-year period were enumerated. This type of call was studied in order to circumvent problems such as "interviewer's effect" and sampling errors that occur with other methods. The telephone calls were stratified by police district, allowing for analysis on the neighborhood level to determine whether deterrence operates ecological... (view full summary)
Persistent URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09669.v1
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