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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- Fall '11
- Developmental Psychology, Indicator function, physical disorder, high risk neighborhoods