Spring 2014 Criminology Forum Series

"Incorporating Spatial and Network Perspectives in the Study of Neighborhood Effects on Crime"
When Mar 24, 2014
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where 406 Oswald Tower
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Contact Phone (814) 867-3292
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Corina Graif, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in The Department of Sociology and Criminology

“Incorporating Spatial and Network Perspectives in the Study of Neighborhood Effects on Crime”

Network connections based on the social and spatial pattern of routine activities of a neighborhood's residents, like the daily commuting from home to the workplace and back, may play an important role in shaping neighborhood crime and individuals’ behavior by enabling the diffusion of resources and information and shaping cultural norms. To explore the role of neighborhoods’ spatial and network context, I use longitudinal data on commuting patterns, vital records, and violent and property crime in Chicago. The findings highlight the importance of inter-neighborhood networks in advancing our understanding of the role of spatial selection and spillovers on criminal exposures and behavior.

 

This lecture is co-sponsored by The Justice Center for Research and The Criminology Program.