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  1. Short contribution

    Child sexual abuse and the law in India: a commentary

    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)...

    Jyoti Belur and Brijesh Bahadur Singh

    Crime Science 2015 4:26

    Published on: 9 October 2015

  2. Research

    A spatio-temporal model of homicide in El Salvador

    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 ...

    Carlos Carcach

    Crime Science 2015 4:20

    Published on: 22 August 2015

  3. Research

    How victim age affects the context and timing of child sexual abuse: applying the routine activities approach to the first sexual abuse incident

    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...

    Nadine McKillop, Sarah Brown, Richard Wortley and Stephen Smallbone

    Crime Science 2015 4:17

    Published on: 30 July 2015

  4. Research

    A Spatio-temporal Analysis of Crime at Washington, DC Metro Rail: Stations’ Crime-generating and Crime-attracting Characteristics as Transportation Nodes and Places

    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...

    Yasemin Irvin-Erickson and Nancy La Vigne

    Crime Science 2015 4:14

    Published on: 16 July 2015

  5. Research

    Intra-week spatial-temporal patterns of crime

    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: ...

    Martin A Andresen and Nick Malleson

    Crime Science 2015 4:12

    Published on: 2 July 2015

  6. Research

    Spatio-temporal crime hotspots and the ambient population

    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...

    Nick Malleson and Martin A Andresen

    Crime Science 2015 4:10

    Published on: 24 May 2015

  7. Research

    Testing time-sensitive influences of weather on street robbery

    Although the relationship between weather and crime has been extensively investigated over the past century, little consensus has emerged on the directions of the relationships observed and the mechanisms thro...

    Lisa A Tompson and Kate J Bowers

    Crime Science 2015 4:8

    Published on: 28 April 2015

  8. Systematic review

    Using basic neurobiological measures in criminological research

    Research on the relationship between neurobiological factors and antisocial behavior has grown exponentially in recent decades. As a result, criminal behavior has been related to impairments in different biolo...

    Liza JM Cornet

    Crime Science 2015 4:7

    Published on: 19 April 2015

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