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  1. This study examines the role of household security devices in producing the domestic burglary falls in England and Wales. It extends the study of the security hypothesis as an explanation for the ‘crime drop’....

    Authors: Andromachi Tseloni, Graham Farrell, Rebecca Thompson, Emily Evans and Nick Tilley

    Citation: Crime Science 2017 6:3

    Content type: Research

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  2. A system using energy dispersive X-ray diffraction has been tested to detect the presence of illicit drugs concealed within parcels typical of those which are imported into the UK via postal and courier servic...

    Authors: Ireneos Drakos, Peter Kenny, Tom Fearn and Robert Speller

    Citation: Crime Science 2017 6:1

    Content type: Research

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  3. During 2012–2013, the homicide rate in El Salvador came down from 69.9 to 42.2 per 100,000 population following a government brokered truce between the leaders of the two major gangs, Mara Salvatrucha and Barrio ...

    Authors: Carlos Carcach and Evelyn Artola

    Citation: Crime Science 2016 5:13

    Content type: Research

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  4. This paper is based on an address given as joint winner with Ronald V. Clarke of the 2015 Stockholm Prize in Criminology. This was awarded for some early studies we worked on together in the UK Home Office whi...

    Authors: Pat Mayhew

    Citation: Crime Science 2016 5:7

    Content type: Theoretical article

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  5. Amidst the growing incidence of urban crime in Ghana is the proliferation of private security companies (PSCs). As of December 2014, Ghana’s Ministry of Interior, responsible for the registration and regulatio...

    Authors: George Owusu, Adobea Yaa Owusu, Martin Oteng-Ababio, Charlotte Wrigley-Asante and Isaac Agyapong

    Citation: Crime Science 2016 5:5

    Content type: Research

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  6. Substantial research suggests that a burglary event is a useful predictor of burglaries to the same or nearby properties in the near future. To date, the research that has suggested this predictive quality ha...

    Authors: Spencer Paul Chainey and Braulio Figueiredo Alves da Silva

    Citation: Crime Science 2016 5:1

    Content type: Research

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  7. This study examines whether social disorganization mechanisms that explain clusters of street drug markets in socially disorganized neighborhoods in developed countries can also help explain geographical patt...

    Authors: Elenice Oliveira, Braulio Figueiredo Alves Silva and Marcos Oliveira Prates

    Citation: Crime Science 2015 4:36

    Content type: Research

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  8. In this study we examine the internal (domestic) sex trafficking of British children using unique data from six major police investigations. This particular type of internal sex trafficking (sometimes known as...

    Authors: Ella Cockbain and Richard Wortley

    Citation: Crime Science 2015 4:35

    Content type: Research

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  9. This study aimed to examine the association between different characteristics of sexual abuse and adverse family outcomes in later life. Through archived court files, a large sample of Dutch men and women who...

    Authors: Rinke de Jong and Catrien Bijleveld

    Citation: Crime Science 2015 4:34

    Content type: Research

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  10. This paper examines how hot spots shift by hour of day and day of week. Hot spot analysis is more likely to have a substantial impact on crime patterns if spatiotemporal shifts are incorporated into the crime...

    Authors: Christopher R. Herrmann

    Citation: Crime Science 2015 4:33

    Content type: Research

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  11. Using data from 72 countries, this study focuses on factors that affect illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing vessels’ choice of country to offload their catch, with a specific emphasis on the dif...

    Authors: Nerea Marteache, Julie Viollaz and Gohar A. Petrossian

    Citation: Crime Science 2015 4:32

    Content type: Research

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  12. This paper uses transportation data to estimate how daily spatio-temporal shifts in population influence the distribution of crime over a city’s census tracts (CTs). A “funnel hypothesis” states that these dai...

    Authors: Marcus Felson and Rémi Boivin

    Citation: Crime Science 2015 4:31

    Content type: Research

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  13. By any standard, there is a serious problem of crime on the public transport system in El Salvador. Guided by crime opportunity theory, this study undertook a rapid assessment of the problem consisting of a sy...

    Authors: Mangai Natarajan, Ronald Clarke, Carlos Carcach, Carlos Ponce, Margarita Beneke de Sanfeliú, Dolores Escobar Polanco, Mario Chávez and Mauricio Shi

    Citation: Crime Science 2015 4:29

    Content type: Research

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  14. How to prevent child sexual abuse in youth-oriented organisations is a concern in our society for a number of reasons. One of these is that evidence indicates that sexual offenders, once they are recruited by ...

    Authors: Benoit Leclerc, Jessica Feakes and Jesse Cale

    Citation: Crime Science 2015 4:28

    Content type: Research

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  15. Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) has only recently been publicly acknowledged as a problem in India. A welcome development has been the enactment of a special law—Protection of Children against Sexual Offences (POCSO)...

    Authors: Jyoti Belur and Brijesh Bahadur Singh

    Citation: Crime Science 2015 4:26

    Content type: Short contribution

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  16. Commonly, established nations are called upon to deal with crime epidemics in developing countries. This is particularly the case when the outside country has a vested interest in doing something about the for...

    Authors: Christopher H. Stubbert, Stephen F. Pires and Rob T. Guerette

    Citation: Crime Science 2015 4:23

    Content type: Research

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  17. This paper examines the spatio-temporal evolution of homicide across the municipalities of El Salvador. It aims at identifying both temporal trends and spatial clusters that may contribute to the formation of ...

    Authors: Carlos Carcach

    Citation: Crime Science 2015 4:20

    Content type: Research

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  18. The aim of this study was to examine from the routine activities approach how victim age might help to explain the timing, context and nature of offenders’ first known contact sexual abuse incident. One-hundre...

    Authors: Nadine McKillop, Sarah Brown, Richard Wortley and Stephen Smallbone

    Citation: Crime Science 2015 4:17

    Content type: Research

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  19. Transit stations are acknowledged as particularly criminogenic settings. Transit stations may serve as crime “generators,” breeding crime because they bring together large volumes of people at particular geogr...

    Authors: Yasemin Irvin-Erickson and Nancy La Vigne

    Citation: Crime Science 2015 4:14

    Content type: Research

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  20. Since its original publication, routine activity theory has proven most instructive for understanding temporal patterns in crime. The most prominent of the temporal crime patterns investigated is seasonality: ...

    Authors: Martin A Andresen and Nick Malleson

    Citation: Crime Science 2015 4:12

    Content type: Research

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  21. It is well known that, due to that inherent differences in their underlying causal mechanisms, different types of crime will have variable impacts on different groups of people. Furthermore, the locations of v...

    Authors: Nick Malleson and Martin A Andresen

    Citation: Crime Science 2015 4:10

    Content type: Research

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  22. This article further examines the phenomenon of aggression inside barrooms by relying on the “bouncer-ethnographer” methodology. The objective is to investigate variations in aggression through time and space ...

    Authors: Steve Geoffrion, Josette Sader, Frederic Ouellet and Remi Boivin

    Citation: Crime Science 2015 4:9

    Content type: Research

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