A Study of Attitudes about Crime in the Stuart Neighborhood, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Marquis, Gerald P.
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So far as my own goals were concerned, this project was slightly unusual. On my transcript this S.I.P. is registered not as a "Thesis" but as "Research." What I wanted to emphasize was not so much proving or disproving a thesis statement of my own but the process of arranging and administering a research project of my own devising, in conjunction with certain extra-academic interests. So far as the academic is concerned, the project consisted of three main steps: the first, reading about current theory on crime and perception of danger; the second, developing and administering a survey instrument addressing those theories; the third, comparing my results with the results obtained by previous researchers. Therefore, the body of this S.I.P. consists of the same three main parts: one section discussing contemporary theories about crime and fear of crime, one section explaining the methodology and strategy of my own research, and a final section of analysis comparing the data which I collected, and what it seems to say about crime in the Stuart neighborhood., with the work of earlier sociologists.