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The International Crime Drop

New Directions in Research

Paperback Engels 2012 9781349337682
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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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Editors' Introduction PART I: INTERNATIONAL TRENDS  Global Overview: International trends in Victimization and Recorded Crime; J.van Dijk  & A.Tseloni Crime Trends in Western Europe According to Official Statistics from 1990 to 2007; M.F.Aebi  & A.Linde The Case of Australia and New Zealand; P.Mayhew Trends in Violence Against Women: Some Good News and Some Bad News; K.Kangaspunta  & I.H.Marshall The Crime Drop in 'Non-Western' Countries: a Review of Homicide Data; A.A.del Frate  & G.Mugellini PART II: CRIME ANALYSIS AND PATTERNS Underlying Patterns within the England and Wales Crime Drop; A.Britton , C.Kershaw , S.Osborne  & K.Smith Crime, Inequality and Change in England and Wales; L.Grove , A.Tseloni  & N.Tilley The Crime Drop in Comparative Perspective: The Impact of the Economy and Imprisonment on American and European Burglary Rates; R.Rosenfeld  & S.F.Messner PART III: NEW PERSPECTIVES Security and the Drop in Car Theft in the United States; S.Fujita  & M.Maxfield Self-limiting Crime Waves; J.van Dijk  & B.Vollaard The Crime Drop Discourse – or the Illusion of Uniform Continental Trends: Switzerland as a Contrasting Case; M.Killias  & B.Lanfranconi Crime in the Broad Sweep of History; M.Felson Towards a Comprehensive Research Plan on Opportunity Theory and the Crime Falls; A.Tseloni , G.Farrell , N.Tilley , L.Grove , R.Thompson  & L.Garius Editors' Conclusions: Understanding International Crime Trends: A Summing Up

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