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dc.contributor.authorSchaefer, Lacey
dc.contributor.authorMazerolle, Lorraine
dc.contributor.authorKapnoulla, Marianne
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-22T02:45:20Z
dc.date.available2017-11-22T02:45:20Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn0090-4392
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/jcop.21902
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/351288
dc.description.abstractThe crime prevention literature finds extensive support for crime-specific approaches to organized interventions in crime problems. Yet within the communities and crime literature, little is known about the crime-specific (or generalized) way that individuals respond to different types of crime problems in their neighborhood. Using data from the Australian Community Capacity Study, this paper examines how individual characteristics, perceptions of agents of formal social control, and perceptions of informal community processes influence the decision a person makes to do something about different types of local crime problems. Results indicate that individual characteristics (prior police contact and previous victimization) and positive perceptions of informal community processes (frequency of neighboring) are positively associated with action; yet when people perceive agents of formal social control as effective, they are less likely to take informal crime control action. We conclude that the mechanisms that prompt community action are best understood from a crime-specific approach.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom922
dc.relation.ispartofpageto939
dc.relation.ispartofissue7
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Community Psychology
dc.relation.ispartofvolume45
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCauses and Prevention of Crime
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160201
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.titleDifferent actions for different crimes: Explaining individual action in local crime problems
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
gro.rights.copyright© 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Different actions for different crimes: Explaining individual action in local crime problems, Journal of Community Psychology, Volume 45, Issue 7, Pages 922–939, 2017, which has been published in final form at 10.1002/jcop.21902. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving (http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-828039.html)
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gro.griffith.authorKapnoulla, Marianne
gro.griffith.authorSchaefer, Lacey
gro.griffith.authorMazerolle, Lorraine A.


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