A Quantitative Examination of Crime: Reported Incidents at Land-Grant Higher Education Institutions versus Reported Societal Incidents

  • Daniel A. Doss, Ph.D. University of West Alabama
  • Hilliard Lackey, Ph.D. Jackson State University
  • David McElreath, Ph.D. University of Mississippi
  • Rebecca Goza, D.B.A. University of Central Oklahoma
  • Balakrishna Gokaraju, Ph.D. University of West Alabama
  • Raymond Tesiero, Ph.D. University of West Alabama
  • Jeremy Sheffield, M.B.A.

Abstract

This study investigates differences in reported criminality between land-grant higher education institutions and society for the period encompassing 2001-2010. Using analysis of variance (ANOVA) and a stratification of reported incidents of campus crime (per the Clery Act) versus societal crime, statistically significant outcomes were observed for the crime categories of cumulative crime, robbery, sex crimes, assault crimes, burglary, and motor vehicle theft. Within the contexts of campus safety and campus security, the outcomes of this study reiterate the uniqueness of campus criminality among land-grant higher education settings.

Author Biography

Daniel A. Doss, Ph.D., University of West Alabama

Department of Computer Information Systems and Technology

Associate Professor

Published
2017-12-10
How to Cite
DOSS, Daniel A. et al. A Quantitative Examination of Crime: Reported Incidents at Land-Grant Higher Education Institutions versus Reported Societal Incidents. Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 1, p. 81-93, dec. 2017. ISSN 2166-2681. Available at: <http://isejournal.org/index.php/jise/article/view/190>. Date accessed: 21 july 2018.