Neighborhood Criminals and Outsiders in Two Communities: Indications that Criminal Localism Varies

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Sociology and Social Research, Vol: 71, Issue: 1

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Baker, Daniel; Donnelly, Patrick G.
University of Southern California; eCommons
Anthropology; Civic and Community Engagement; Community-Based Learning; Community-Based Research; Criminology; Educational Sociology; Family, Life Course, and Society; Other Sociology; Social and Cultural Anthropology; Social Psychology and Interaction; Social Work; Sociology
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Most research on the mobility of criminal offenders examines distance travelled. This paper examines instead whether neighborhood boundaries are crossed. Comparisons of two neighborhoods in Dayton, Ohio, indicate community variations in criminal mobility. Juveniles from poorer, more transient neighborhoods are surprisingly less likely to stay in the neighborhood to commit their offenses than were adults.