The Financial Impact of Registered Sex Offenders on Home Sale Prices: A Case Study of McLean County, Illinois
Navarro, John C.; Rabe-Hemp, Cara (2018-07)
This study extends the current sex offender and housing literature by examining whether the presence of registered sex offenders (RSOs) and sexual predators (SPs) influenced home sale values in a mixed rural/agricultural ...
Social Disorganization and Rural/Urban Crime Rates: A County Level Comparison of Contributing Factors
Ward, Kyle C.; Kirchner, EmmaLeigh E.; Thompson, Andrew J. (2018-07)
Social disorganization theory (Shaw & McKay, 1929) is a common explanation for crime. However, few studies have examined its significance for the explanation of crime in rural areas. The current study utilizes county level ...
Rural Officer Habitus and Attitudes Toward Proposed Changes to Law Enforcement
Contessa, Jason; Wozniak, Jesse S.G. (2018-07)
The field of policing has increasingly come under public scrutiny due to the events surrounding the deaths of citizens at the hands of officers. While this has spurred a call for changes to police training and practices, ...
Editor's Introduction to Volume 4, Issue 1
Donnermeyer, Joseph F. (2018-07)
Reimagining Rural Crime in England: A Historical Perspective
Smith, Kreseda; Byrne, Richard (2018-07)
Rural England is still perceived by many as a crime-free idyll, despite increasing evidence to the contrary. This paper provides a brief history of the emergence of rural crime as we currently understand it, from the ...
Policing Peers and Selves between Law and Morality: A Socio-Legal Perspective on Managing Misconduct in Hunting
von Essen, Erica; Hansen, Hans Peter (2018-07)
Contemporary hunting is at great pains to assert a sovereign jurisdiction to state interference. Hunters sometime view laws as illegitimate and cultivate an informal normative order to guide conduct and to protect the ...
Violent Girls in the United States: Urban, Suburban, and Rural Differences
Rennison, Callie Marie; DeKeseredy, Walter S. (2018-07)
Though there is a rapidly growing social scientific literature on geographic variations in crime, it is still unclear whether rural girls are at greater or lesser risk of committing violent offenses than are their urban ...