Crime and Victimization on a College Campus: The Extent, the Correlates, and the Offending-Victimization Link

Jen Amato, The College of New Jersey
Steven Salotti, The College of New Jersey
Allison Ann Payne, The College of New Jersey

ABSTRACT
Much research has shown that characteristics such as age, gender, and socio-economic status are related to crime and victimization. In addition, research has demonstrated a link between an individual's likelihood of offending and victimization. This paper uses a sample of undergraduates from a small liberal arts college in New Jersey to further examine these relationships as related specifically to the college-age population. This paper will address the following questions: (1) What is the extent of crime and victimization at the college?, (2) How are crime and victimization related to gender?, (3) How are crime and victimization related to age?, (4) How are crime and victimization related to race?, and (5) To what extent are offending and victimization patterns linked? Results of correlationa and regression analyses will be examined to answer these questions.

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