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CRRUCS Report
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The Role of African-American Churches in Reducing Crime Among Black Youth

Appendix C

Figure 1: The Effects of Religious Involvement on Serious Crime at Low, Medium, and High Levels of Neighborhood Disorder a

a Low, medium, and high levels of religious involvement and neighborhood disorder are estimated at one standard deviation below the mean, the mean, and one standard deviation above the mean, respectively. All the other variables are held constant at their means.

Figure 2: The Effects of Neighborhood Disorder on Serious Crime at Low, Medium, and High Levels of Religious Involvement a

a Low, medium, and high levels of neighborhood disorder and religious involvement are estimated at one standard deviation below the mean, the mean, and one standard deviation above the mean, respectively. All the other variables are held constant at their means.

 


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SUMMARY:
This report traces the history of the African-American church outreach in America, summarizes the state of African-American church outreach today, and examines surveys documenting the extent of African-American church outreach.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Introduction

Correlates of Youth Crime

The African-American Church: A Neglected Research Area

Neighborhood Disorder

Church Involvement

Study Hypotheses

Methodology

Measuring Crime

Results

Conclusion

Appendix A: Descriptive Statistics

Appendix B: Tables 1-3

Appendix C: Figures 1-2

Endnotes

About CRRUCS

 


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