Friday, May 24, 2019

Dr. Troy Payne Examines Place Management in Neighborhood Context

In apartment complexes, managers can attempt to reduce crime rates by changing how they train staff, screen tenants, and carry out other management practices. But how do broader neighborhood conditions influence the effectiveness of those practices?

In a new article in Security Journal, Dr. Troy Payne and co-authors address this question by analyzing manager survey data from 238 apartments across 29 neighborhoods in Cincinnati. 

“The study demonstrates that crime is impacted by many factors including both place-level and neighborhood-level effects that interact in complex ways,” said Dr. Payne. “Our findings suggest that crime mitigation measures by property owners in advantaged neighborhoods reduce crime. However, preventative building management practices in disadvantaged neighborhoods have lesser benefit.” 

You can access the full article here.