Crime Science

An Interdisciplinary Journal

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Thematic series
Child Sexual Abuse: Analysis and Intervention
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Edited by: Dr. Danielle Reynald, Dr. Ella Cockbain
We are delighted to have the chance to bring together leading researchers and practitioners worldwide for Crime Science’s first special edition on child sexual abuse. Importantly, we would like contributions from both academics and practitioners (either separately or through co-authored papers). We envisage that this will help promote interactions between these parties and bridge the gap between research and practice in the area of child sexual abuse and its prevention. This special issue is designed to increase awareness of and interest in theoretical, empirical and practical developments in child protection and the prevention of child sexual abuse.
Collection published: 30 July 2015

Thematic series
Crime in Developing Countries
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Edited by: Dr. Mangai Natarajan
It could be argued that many of the most serious crime problems are now to be found in developing countries. Yet these problems have received only scant attention from criminologists and crime scientists, most of who work in developed/Westernized nations. Crime scientists have a special role to play in studying these crimes because their work is oriented to solutions and it is this kind of practical help that the developing world most needs. Using crime opportunity theory, this issue examines a selection of these crimes from a crime science perspective. Many of the crimes included are relatively uncommon in the West: maritime piracy, illegal fishing, poaching of endangered animals, sexual harassment of women in public places, gang warfare and homicides and ransom kidnappings. So apart from being of value to developing countries, this issue will help to expand the agenda of crime science.
Collection published: 25 July 2015

Thematic series
Crime Patterns in Time and Space: The Dynamics of Crime Opportunities in Urban Areas
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Edited by: Dr. Andrew Newton, Mr. Marcus Felson
This collection of papers seeks to round out our knowledge of how hotspots and crime patterns shift. This special issue contains papers that examine the dynamic nature of crime patterns, determining whether crime concentrations shift in the course of a day, from weekday to weekend, from school day to non-school day, or even across seasons.
Collection published: 28 April 2015


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Innovative Methods in Crime Research
Crime Science
Edited by: Dr Jean-Louis van Gelder, Dr Stijn Van Daele
Novel technologies, such as GPS, the Internet and virtual environments are not only rapidly becoming an increasingly influential part of our daily lives, they also have tremendous potential for improving our understanding of where, when and why crime occurs. In addition to these technologies, several innovative research methods, such as neuropsychological measurements and time-space budgets, have emerged in recent years. While often highly accessible and relevant for crime research, these technologies and methods are currently underutilized by criminologists who still tend to rely on traditional data-collection methods, such as systematic observation and surveys.
Collection published: 12 August 2014


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2013 Environmental Criminology and Crime Analysis (ECCA) Symposium
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Edited by: Prof Jerry Ratcliffe
This special series contains selected papers from the 2013 Environmental Criminology and Crime Analysis symposium held in Philadelphia, PA (USA) and hosted by the Center for Security and Crime Science at Temple University.
Collection published: 22 September 2013 

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