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dc.contributor.authorAckerman, Jeffrey
dc.contributor.authorKim Rossmo, D.
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-05T01:31:07Z
dc.date.available2018-10-05T01:31:07Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn0748-4518
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10940-014-9232-7
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/66268
dc.description.abstractObjectives This study investigates whether individual- and area-level factors explain variation in the residence-to-crime distances (RC distance) for 10 offense types. Methods Five years of police data from Dallas, Texas, are analyzed using multilevel models (hierarchical-linear/multi-level modeling). Results Residence-to-crime distances for Dallas offenders varied notably across offense types. Although several area characteristics such as residential instability and concentrated immigration were associated with the overall variance in RC distance, neither these nor the individual-level characteristics used in our models explained the offense-type variance in the RC distance. Conclusions Although individual- and neighborhood-level factors did not explain substantial variation in RC distance across the various offenses, neighborhood-level factors explained a significant portion of neighborhood-level variance. Other finding included a curvilinear effect of age on RC distance. The salience of these findings and their implications for future research and offender travel theory are discussed.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom237
dc.relation.ispartofpageto262
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Quantitative Criminology
dc.relation.ispartofvolume31
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminology not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160299
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1602
dc.titleHow Far to Travel? A Multilevel Analysis of the Residence-to-Crime Distance
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
gro.rights.copyright© 2014 Springer Netherlands. This is an electronic version of an article published in Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Vol. 31 (2), 2015, pp. 237-262. Journal of Quantitative Criminology is available online at: http://link.springer.com/ with the open URL of your article.
gro.date.issued2015-09-16T05:36:05Z
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gro.griffith.authorAckerman, Jeffrey


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