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This film uses the example of Painter and Farrington's seminal Stoke-on-Trent street-lighting study to demonstrate the relationship between continuities and changes in the built environment and some types of criminal behaviour.

In terms of research methods the study illustrates a range of concepts:

  • Research aims and hypothesis testing
  • Experimental and control areas
  • Sampling techniques
  • Survey method
  • Panel study
  • Interview method

Situational Crime Control

Crime Channel: Research Methods

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Theories | Power and Control | Social Distribution | Globalisation | Methods

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