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The Impact of Football Games on Crime: A Routine Activity Approach

dc.contributor.advisorWeisburd , Daviden_US
dc.contributor.authorLin, Chien-minen_US
dc.description.abstractRoutine activities theory (Cohen and Felson, 1979) suggests a change in people's routine activities can contribute to a change in crime rates. This thesis aims to apply routine activities theory to examine the impact of football games on crime by focusing on how a change of football fans' routine activities can affect a change in crime at the aggregate level. Using a quasi experimental design, the study paired the 76 game days with the 76 comparable non-game days. Two analytical strategies were applied, including a binomial test and a t test. The results of the study suggest that football games have some impact on crime. On average, there are small increases in burglary and auto theft and a moderate increase in car prowl (theft of auto) on a game day.en_US
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dc.titleThe Impact of Football Games on Crime: A Routine Activity Approachen_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.pqcontrolledSociology, Criminology and Penologyen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledroutine activities theoryen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledsports and crimeen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledquasi experimenten_US

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