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Guardian Angels: Citizen Response to Crime in Selected Cities of the United States, 1984

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • Pennell, Susan
  • Curtis, Christine
  • Henderson, Joel
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1988-10-25
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice
Language
English
Free Keywords
commuting (travel); crime; crime prevention; neighborhoods; police activity; public transportation; victimization
Description
  • Abstract

    This study was designed to assess the effects of the activities of the Guardian Angels on citizens' fear of crime, incidence of crime, and police officers' perceptions of the Guardian Angels. The data, which were collected in several large American cities, provide information useful for evaluating the activities of the Guardian Angels from the perspectives of transit riders, residents, merchants, and police officers. Respondents who were transit riders were asked to provide information on their knowledge of and contacts with the Angels, attitudes toward the group, feelings of safety on public transit, victimization experience, and demographic characteristics. Police officers were asked about their knowledge of the Angels, attitudes toward the group, opinions regarding the benefits and effectiveness of the group, and law enforcement experiences. Data for residents and merchants include demographic characteristics, general problems in the neighborhood, opinions regarding crime problems, crime prevention activities, fear of crime, knowledge of the Angels, attitudes toward the group, and victimization experiences.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Transit Riders
    • DS2: Police Officers
    • DS3: Residents
    • DS4: Merchants
Temporal Coverage
  • 1984 / 1985
    Time period: 1984--1985
  • 1984-08 / 1985-02
    Collection date: 1984-08--1985-02
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Part 1: Transit riders in Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, and New York City. Part 2: Patrol officers in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, New York City, Sacramento, and San Francisco. Part 3: Housing units in an area of 86 city blocks in downtown San Diego. Part 4: Businesses in the downtown San Diego area that were open between 7 and 11 pm.
Sampling
Part 1: Convenience sample of users of public transportation. Part 2: Convenience sample of patrol officers present for duty on date of survey. Part 3: Random sampling of housing units. Respondents were selected from within selected housing units. Part 4: Random selection of businesses.
Note
2006-01-18 File CB8935.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (83-IJ-CX-0037).
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8935 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • Pennell, Susan, Curtis, Christine, Henderson, Joel, Tayman, Jeff. Guardian Angels: A unique approach to crime prevention. Crime and Delinquency.35, (3), 378-400.1989.
    • ID: 10.1177/0011128789035003005 (DOI)
  • Pennell, Susan, Curtis, Christine, Henderson, Joel. Guardian Angels: Citizen response to crime prevention. Journal of California Law Enforcement.20, (3), 106-110.1986.
  • Pennell, Susan, Curtis, Christine, Henderson, Joel. Guardian Angels: An Assessment of Citizen Response To Crime, Volume 2, Technical Report. NCJ 100913, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice. 1985.
  • Pennell, Susan, Curtis, Christine, Henderson, Joel. Guardian Angels: An Assessment of Citizen Response to Crime, Volume 1, Executive Summary. NCJ 100911, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice. 1985.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/100911NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Pennell, Susan, Curtis, Christine, Henderson, Joel. Guardian Angels: An Assessment of Citizen Response to Crime, Volume 3: Research Methodology and Data Collection Instruments. NCJ 100912, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice. 1985.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Pennell, Susan; Curtis, Christine; Henderson, Joel (1988): Guardian Angels: Citizen Response to Crime in Selected Cities of the United States, 1984. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08935.v1