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This issue of Review of Applied Urban Research features "Burglary Offender Characteristics Can Be Predicted: Enhancing Investigation Efficiency Through the Development of Probability Models1," by Chris W. Eskridge.

Crime is not a new phenomenon in American living. For decades, researchers have documented and projected the growth and devastating complexity of the crime problem in the United States, its causes, and its destructive effects on national life. The intense damage to innocent persons, property, and spirit, coupled with the lingering fear of unprovoked, unpredictable violence are indeed familiar entities in all realms of society.