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Neighborhoods & Crime Research Working Group Meeting, April 4-5, 2011

NCJ Number
244258
Date Published
Author(s)
National Institute of Justice
Agencies
NIJ
Annotation
This Web page contains a summary of the results of the Neighborhoods & Crime Research Working Group Meeting held on April 4-5, 2011.
Abstract
The meeting was held to discuss current research on neighborhoods and crime, to review lessons learned from the current research, and to identify methodological considerations and issues in the study of neighborhoods and crime. The following research questions and infrastructure issues were identified during the meeting: 1) Data challenges and needs – a standardized collection procedure of law enforcement data at the neighborhood level is needed, as well as data on the timing and location of police interventions, data on the number and quality of neighborhood organizations, data on immigration and immigrants to properly classify neighborhoods, and expansion of urban environments used for research; and 2) Methods – the use of emerging technologies and innovative data to assess conditions of neighborhoods, choosing appropriate spatial and temporal units of analysis, and using the historical context of neighborhoods to assess crime patterns. Additionally, the group identified substantive questions related to mechanisms, heterogeneity, neighborhood crime as the independent variable, and displacement and population flows, as well as contemporary issues related to neighborhood crime research. Brief summaries of participant presentations are also included on these Web pages. References
Date Created: May 10, 2011