Street codes, routine activities, Neighbourhood context and victimization

Susan McNeeley, Pamela Wilcox

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Abstract

This study seeks to address the inconsistency in the literature regarding the relationship between the code of the street and victimization by drawing upon overlooked ideas embedded in Anderson's work that are consistent with lifestyle-routine activities theory. Using Poisson-based multilevel regression models, we found that the effect of the street code on victimization was moderated by public activities: code-related values only contributed to greater risk of victimization for those with more public lifestyles. This interaction between the street code and routine activities was more influential in culturally disorganized neighbourhoods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)921-943
Number of pages23
JournalBritish Journal of Criminology
Volume55
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Social Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Law

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