Award Date


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Criminal Justice

First Committee Member

Randy Sheldon

Number of Pages



Despite a new emphasis on tourism and the resulting victimization of travelers to the "artificial environments," such as those offered in Las Vegas and Orlando, little empirical research has been conducted to estimate the extent to which the traveler is victimized when in these different areas. Research reported in this paper is a result of a survey of travelers who were victimized in Southern Nevada, Clark County, during the summer of 1996; Information was gathered from questions which were asked on the survey and combined with data on the victim, which was taken off the victims' original crime reports. This data provided insight on the victims' opinions on how their victimization was handled, and also provided information about previous victimization in their own home town, which was combined with information on their age, race, gender, work status, and professional background.


Artificial; Environment; Nevada; Tourist; Victimization

Controlled Subject

Criminology; Recreation

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1464.32 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas


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