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dc.contributor.advisorMcGloin, Jeanen_US
dc.contributor.authorDe Biasi, Alaina Marieen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-06T06:42:32Z
dc.date.available2016-02-06T06:42:32Z
dc.date.issued2015en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/M20435
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/17292
dc.description.abstractVacant lots deserve criminological attention insofar as their disorderly conditions create opportunities for a host of negative outcomes including “fear of crime.” The present study considers whether incorporating fundamental standards of Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) into traditional urban greening practices of vacant lots provides added value with regard to fear of crime above and beyond the traditional endeavor. This study conducted an experiment (N=523) from a sample of undergraduate students. Research participants were asked to report their level of fear of crime in regards to one of three randomly assigned computer-adjusted images: 1) A disorderly lot; 2) A traditional greened lot; and 3) A CPTED lot. This study found that on average participants who viewed a CPTED lot had lower levels of fear of crime than all other participants. This study discusses the implications of this finding for future research.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleTRANSFORMING VACANT LOTS: INVESTIGATING AN ALTERNATIVE APPROACH TO REDUCING FEAR OF CRIMEen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentCriminology and Criminal Justiceen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledCriminologyen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledPublic policyen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledUrban planningen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledCPTEDen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledExperimenten_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledFear of Crimeen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledImagesen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledUrban Greeningen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledVacant Lotsen_US


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