Neighborhood and Community Effects

Neighborhood and Community Effects

Since adolescent development is nested within several social contexts (for instance families, residential environments, schools) it is important to consider the simultaneous and interactive effects of these contexts on juveniles’ crime and delinquency. David Maimon’s research is focused on understanding the effect of residential communities on youths’ criminal (i.e. violence, property crime) and deviant (i.e. alcohol use, suicide) outcomes. In few current projects he looks at the relevance of residents’ social ties and tolerance for deviance in shaping youth property offending. In other projects he considers the effect of visual cues of neighborhood social disorder on adolescent delinquency and violent victimization in the neighborhood.   

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