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1. Ridner, Hannah. The Law of Crime Concentration in Midsized Cities: A Spatial Analysis.

Degree: MA, Department of Sociology, 2019, Western Kentucky University

The geographic concentration of crime led to the proposal of the law of crime concentration in 2015 by David Weisburd. This contribution to crime and place literature needs further research to properly define, measure, and confirm this law. This study builds upon measurement techniques used in previous studies to measure crime concentration across a random sample of mid-sized cities, estimate the expected Gini coefficient in mid-sized cities, and analyze the variation in crime concentration across mid-sized cities. Determining the expected level of crime concentration and whether it varies across cities will advance the literature by providing both a benchmark for and a test of the law of crime concentration. This study brings a unique perspective on crime concentration, by having a random sample of midsized cities, representing varying regions in the United States. This filled in gaps within the literature that gravely needed to be addressed (i.e., smaller, midsized cities, larger sample size, and regionally representative. Advisors/Committee Members: Roderick Jones (Director), James Kanan, and Pavel Vasiliev.

Subjects/Keywords: law; criminology; GIS; Criminology; Demography, Population, and Ecology; Sociology

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APA (6th Edition):

Ridner, H. (2019). The Law of Crime Concentration in Midsized Cities: A Spatial Analysis. (Masters Thesis). Western Kentucky University. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/theses/3122

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Ridner, Hannah. “The Law of Crime Concentration in Midsized Cities: A Spatial Analysis.” 2019. Masters Thesis, Western Kentucky University. Accessed August 24, 2019. https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/theses/3122.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Ridner, Hannah. “The Law of Crime Concentration in Midsized Cities: A Spatial Analysis.” 2019. Web. 24 Aug 2019.

Vancouver:

Ridner H. The Law of Crime Concentration in Midsized Cities: A Spatial Analysis. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Western Kentucky University; 2019. [cited 2019 Aug 24]. Available from: https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/theses/3122.

Council of Science Editors:

Ridner H. The Law of Crime Concentration in Midsized Cities: A Spatial Analysis. [Masters Thesis]. Western Kentucky University; 2019. Available from: https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/theses/3122

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