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    • Neighborhoods and Violent Crime: A Multilevel Study of Collective Efficacy 

      Sampson, Robert J.; Raudenbush, Stephen W.; Earls, Felton James (American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 1997)
      It is hypothesized that collective efficacy, defined as social cohesion among neighbors combined with their willingness to intervene on behalf of the common good, is linked to reduced violence. This hypothesis was tested ...