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dc.contributor.authorHartman, Jeffrey R.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-06T16:02:41Z
dc.date.available2011-08-06T16:02:41Z
dc.date.issued1999-04-09en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-71197-101655en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/10035
dc.description.abstractEcological studies of crime explore how crime and delinquency are distributed within a geographical area. The most famous of these studies was done by Shaw and McKay (1942). The present study analyzes juvenile incarceration data by geographic location, measures of social disorganization, gender and race for the years 1993, 1994, and 1995 for each county and independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Regression analysis indicated that a rural/urban difference does not exist for all incarceration categories used in the study. When the control measure of arrest rate was added to the regression, no rural/urban difference was found. The percent non-white yielded the only consistently significant variable related to incarceration rates, except female incarceration for which no independent variable was found to have a significant relationship.en_US
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dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.rightsI hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the right to archive and to make available my thesis or dissertation in whole or in part in the University Libraries in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all proprietary rights, such as patent rights. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis or dissertation.en_US
dc.subjectJuvenile Delinquencyen_US
dc.subjectIncarcerationen_US
dc.subjectEcologicalen_US
dc.subjectSocial Disorganizationen_US
dc.titleInstitutionalizing Juveniles: An Analysis By Social Disorganization Controlling For Arrest Ratesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentSociologyen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSociologyen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairShoemaker, Donald J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBailey, Carol A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHughes, Michael D.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-71197-101655en_US
dc.date.sdate1997-05-08en_US
dc.date.rdate1998-08-09
dc.date.adate1997-08-09en_US


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