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  1. Research

    Domestic burglary drop and the security hypothesis

    This study examines the role of household security devices in producing the domestic burglary falls in England and Wales. It extends the study of the security hypothesis as an explanation for the ‘crime drop’....

    Andromachi Tseloni, Graham Farrell, Rebecca Thompson, Emily Evans and Nick Tilley

    Crime Science 2017 6:3

    Published on: 15 February 2017

  2. Research

    Disappeared persons and homicide in El Salvador

    During 2012–2013, the homicide rate in El Salvador came down from 69.9 to 42.2 per 100,000 population following a government brokered truce between the leaders of the two major gangs, Mara Salvatrucha and Barrio ...

    Carlos Carcach and Evelyn Artola

    Crime Science 2016 5:13

    Published on: 1 December 2016

  3. Theoretical article

    In defence of administrative criminology

    This paper is based on an address given as joint winner with Ronald V. Clarke of the 2015 Stockholm Prize in Criminology. This was awarded for some early studies we worked on together in the UK Home Office whi...

    Pat Mayhew

    Crime Science 2016 5:7

    Published on: 6 May 2016

  4. Research

    Street drug markets beyond favelas in Belo Horizonte, Brazil

    This study examines whether social disorganization mechanisms that explain clusters of street drug markets in socially disorganized neighborhoods in developed countries can also help explain geographical patt...

    Elenice Oliveira, Braulio Figueiredo Alves Silva and Marcos Oliveira Prates

    Crime Science 2015 4:36

    Published on: 2 December 2015

  5. Research

    Child sexual abuse and family outcomes

    This study aimed to examine the association between different characteristics of sexual abuse and adverse family outcomes in later life. Through archived court files, a large sample of Dutch men and women who...

    Rinke de Jong and Catrien Bijleveld

    Crime Science 2015 4:34

    Published on: 2 November 2015

  6. Research

    The dynamics of robbery and violence hot spots

    This paper examines how hot spots shift by hour of day and day of week. Hot spot analysis is more likely to have a substantial impact on crime patterns if spatiotemporal shifts are incorporated into the crime...

    Christopher R. Herrmann

    Crime Science 2015 4:33

    Published on: 29 October 2015

  7. Research

    Daily crime flows within a city

    This paper uses transportation data to estimate how daily spatio-temporal shifts in population influence the distribution of crime over a city’s census tracts (CTs). A “funnel hypothesis” states that these dai...

    Marcus Felson and Rémi Boivin

    Crime Science 2015 4:31

    Published on: 20 October 2015

  8. Research

    Situational prevention and public transport crime in El Salvador

    By any standard, there is a serious problem of crime on the public transport system in El Salvador. Guided by crime opportunity theory, this study undertook a rapid assessment of the problem consisting of a sy...

    Mangai Natarajan, Ronald Clarke, Carlos Carcach, Carlos Ponce, Margarita Beneke de Sanfeliú, Dolores Escobar Polanco, Mario Chávez and Mauricio Shi

    Crime Science 2015 4:29

    Published on: 17 October 2015

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