The International Crime Drop: New Directions in Research

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Jan van Dijk, A. Tseloni, G. Farrell
Springer, Nov 14, 2012 - Political Science - 333 pages
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Drawing on new studies from major European countries and Australia, this exciting collection extends the ongoing debate on falling crime rates from the perspective of criminal opportunity or routine activity theory. It analyses the effect of post WW2 crime booms which triggered a universal improvement in security across the Western world.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Part I International Trends
9
Part II Crime Analysis and Patterns
157
Part III New Perspectives
229
A Summing Up
300
Name Index
321
Subject Index
326
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MARCELO F. AEBI University of Lausanne, Switzerland ANDREW BRITTON Home Office Statistics, UK MARCUS FELSON Professor of Criminal Justice, University of Texas, USA ANNA ALVAZZI DEL FRATE Small Arms Survey, Switzerland SHURYO FUJITA John Jay College, USA LAURA GARIUS PhD Student, Loughborough University, UK LOUISE GROVE Lecturer of Criminology and Social Policy, University of Loughborough, UK KRISTIINA KANGASPUNTA UNICRI, Italy CHRIS KERSHAW Home Office Statistics, UK MARTIN KILLIAS Academy of Experimental Criminology Fellow, University of Zurich, Switzerland BRUNO LANFRANCONI Swiss National Accident Insurance Fund (Suva), Switzerland ANTONIA LINDE Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Open University of Catalonia, Spain) and University of Lausanne, Switzerland INEKE HAEN MARSHALL Professor of Sociology, Northeastern University, USA MICHAEL MAXFIELD Professor of Criminal Justice, John Jay College, USA PAT MAYHEW London, UK STEVEN F. MESSNER Distinguished Teaching Professor at the College of Arts and Sciences, University of Albany, USA SARAH OSBORNE Home Office Statistics, UK RICHARD ROSENFELD Curators Professor in Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Missouri-St. Louis, USA KEVIN SMITH Home Office Statistics, UK REBECCA THOMPSON Nottingham Trent University, UK NICK TILLEY Professor in the Department of Security and Crime Science, Jill Dando Institute, University College London, UK GIULIA MUGELLINI TRANSCRIME Joint Research Centre on Transnational Crime, Italy BEN VOLLAARD Assistant Professor at the Economics Department of Tillburg University, The Netherlands

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