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Unformatted text preview: Crime: The most frequently reported characteristic of neighborhoods based on observation is disorder, both physical and social. Physical disorder includes graffiti, trash, and vacant building; social disorder includes loitering adults, drug paraphernalia on the streets and prostitution. Because social disorder is difficult to measure, we will be limited to a measure of physical disorder. Physical disorder are associated with increased fear of crime as well as a perception of problems in the neighborhoods, loss of confidence in the neighborhood and the decline of resident-based informal social controls. Therefore, it is worth study....
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This note was uploaded on 01/25/2012 for the course AS 195.609 taught by Professor S.n. during the Fall '11 term at Johns Hopkins.
- Fall '11