The International Crime Drop: New Directions in Research by Jan van DijkThe International Crime Drop: New Directions in Research by Jan van Dijk

The International Crime Drop: New Directions in Research

byJan van DijkEditorA. Tseloni, G. Farrell

Hardcover | November 14, 2012

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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.
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 Crim...
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Title:The International Crime Drop: New Directions in ResearchFormat:HardcoverDimensions:333 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 1.11 inPublished:November 14, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230302653

ISBN - 13:9780230302655

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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