National Crime Survey (NCS) data on criminal incidents over a ten-year period (1973-1982) were used to examine the correlates of type of self-protective action taken by crime victims. The primary focus of the study is the usefulness of the subculture of violence thesis for the interpretation of victim responses to personal crime. The study also explores the importance of contextual (“neighborhood”) characteristics vis-a-vis individual characteristics in explaining victim behavior.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Criminal Justice Policy Review|
|State||Published - Dec 1987|
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