The Tipping Point: Searching for a Neighborhood's Crime Threshold


[1996] For some years, a small group of criminologists have been attempting to understand crime using a theory called the ecology of crime. This is about how criminal opportunities are created in neighborhoods. Recently renewed interest in these studies has led to some new findings which may offer additional tools to prevent crime. One such concept is the idea of the neighborhood threshold, or what is also called the tipping point.

Greg Saville, The Tipping Point: Searching for a Neighborhood's Crime Threshold, Washington D.C.: Subject to Debate, October 1996.

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