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dc.contributor.advisorNovak, Kenneth J.
dc.contributor.authorHiestand, Todd Christopher
dc.date.issued2019
dc.date.submitted2019 Fall
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page viewed January 7, 2020
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Kenneth Novak
dc.descriptionVita
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (page 94-102)
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.)--Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology. University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2019
dc.description.abstractCriminological theories such as routine activities theory, rational choice theory, broken windows and disorder theory, crime pattern and environmental criminology, and social disorganization and collective efficacy theory all suggest the potentiality of a correlation between the presence of abandoned and dilapidated housing and crime. This thesis investigates the geographical locations of homicides that occurred in Kansas City, Missouri in 2016 and dangerous buildings as identified by the municipality. Examination indicates independent clustering of homicides and dangerous buildings and this clustering occurs in the same locational space within the city. Further, the presence of dangerous buildings within census block groups and in surrounding census block groups is correlated with homicides. This finding remains significant when measures of population, poverty, and vacancy are included in the analysis. These outcomes suggest that policies considering the presence of dangerous buildings in conjunction with other violence prevention strategies may be valuable in reducing homicide.
dc.description.tableofcontentsIntroduction -- Literature review -- Data and methods -- Findings -- Discussion -- Appendix
dc.format.extentx, 103 pages
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/70901
dc.subject.lcshHomicide -- Missouri -- Kansas City
dc.subject.lcshAbandoned buildings -- Missouri -- Kansas City
dc.subject.lcshSpatial analysis (Statistics)
dc.subject.otherThesis -- University of Missouri--Kansas City -- Criminal justice and criminology
dc.titleA Spatial Analysis of Homicide and Dangerous Buildings in Kansas City, Missouri
thesis.degree.disciplineCriminal Justice and Criminology (UMKC)
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Kansas City
thesis.degree.levelM.S.
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameM.S. (Master of Science)


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