URSI 100--Introduction to the City

Crime in the City

Geography of crime

Trends in crime



--growth in prison population

Deterrence vs. iimprisonment

Trends in policing

--community policing

--“broken window” effect

--“hardening the target”

Perspectives on Crime

--Classical (protection of society)

--Retribution (punish the offender)

--Sociological (change the social structure that supports crime)

--Medical Model (profile & prevent)


Based on LEVY, J.M. 2000. Urban America: Processes & Problems. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.


2003 A.J.Filipovitch
Revised 1 January 06