Social capital and crime: an in depth study using the British Crime Survey

Cassidy, Hayley (2007) Social capital and crime: an in depth study using the British Crime Survey. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Aim. The primary aim of this study is to decipher the strength and direction of the relationship between social capital and crime within Britain, at the individual level, as denoted by the British Crime Survey. Methods. Logistic regression analysis is used to link information on Crime as a response (or Y) variable and Social Capital Index, Age, Ethnicity, Gender, Total Household Income, Multiple Deprivation Index, Government Office Region, ONS District Family Level Classification, Area Type and Vehicle Ownership as explanatory (or X) variables. Results. A weak negative relationship exists between social capital and crime. The obtained results also suggest that collective measures of social capital have the greatest effect upon crime when compared to other variables. Conclusions. Though the correlations are significant, further investigation is required to determine the true strength of the relationship.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Department of Geography
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:47
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:13
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/363

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