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  1. Content type: Short contribution

    Recent studies have hypothesised that the international crime drop was the result of the rise in cybercrime. We subject this ‘cybercrime hypothesis’ to critical assessment. We find significant evidence and arg...

    Authors: Graham Farrell and Daniel Birks

    Citation: Crime Science 2018 7:8

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  2. Content type: Research

    The ‘crime drop’ refers to the substantial reductions in crime reported in many industrialised countries over at least the past quarter century. Asian countries are underrepresented in the crime drop literatur...

    Authors: Aiden Sidebottom, Tienli Kuo, Takemi Mori, Jessica Li and Graham Farrell

    Citation: Crime Science 2018 7:6

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  3. Content type: Short contribution

    In contrast to the Canadian crime drop of the 1990s, homicide appeared as an anomaly with a peak in the 1970s. Yet previous studies tend to refer only to completed homicides, and here we also include attempts....

    Authors: Graham Farrell, Tarah Hodgkinson and Martin A. Andresen

    Citation: Crime Science 2018 7:1

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  4. Content type: Research

    The classification of crime into discrete categories entails a massive loss of information. Crimes emerge out of a complex mix of behaviors and situations, yet most of these details cannot be captured by singu...

    Authors: Da Kuang, P. Jeffrey Brantingham and Andrea L. Bertozzi

    Citation: Crime Science 2017 6:12

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  5. Content type: Systematic review

    Personal security alarms have been used to try to reduce violence against healthcare staff, some of whose members face relatively high risks of assault. This systematic review focused on the effect of alarms i...

    Authors: Chloe Perkins, Deirdre Beecher, David Colas Aberg, Phil Edwards and Nick Tilley

    Citation: Crime Science 2017 6:11

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  6. Content type: Systematic review

    That crime is concentrated at a few places is well established by over 44 studies. This is true whether one examines addresses or street segments. Additionally, crime is concentrated among offenders and victim...

    Authors: John E. Eck, YongJei Lee, SooHyun O and Natalie Martinez

    Citation: Crime Science 2017 6:8

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  7. Content type: Systematic review

    Retailers routinely use security tags to reduce theft. Presently, however, there has been no attempt to systematically review the literature on security tags. Guided by the acronym EMMIE, this paper set out to...

    Authors: Aiden Sidebottom, Amy Thornton, Lisa Tompson, Jyoti Belur, Nick Tilley and Kate Bowers

    Citation: Crime Science 2017 6:7

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  8. Content type: Research

    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’....

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

    Citation: Crime Science 2017 6:3

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  9. Content type: Research

    A system using energy dispersive X-ray diffraction has been tested to detect the presence of illicit drugs concealed within parcels typical of those which are imported into the UK via postal and courier servic...

    Authors: Ireneos Drakos, Peter Kenny, Tom Fearn and Robert Speller

    Citation: Crime Science 2017 6:1

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  10. Content type: Research

    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 ...

    Authors: Carlos Carcach and Evelyn Artola

    Citation: Crime Science 2016 5:13

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  11. Content type: Theoretical article

    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...

    Authors: Pat Mayhew

    Citation: Crime Science 2016 5:7

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  12. Content type: Research

    Amidst the growing incidence of urban crime in Ghana is the proliferation of private security companies (PSCs). As of December 2014, Ghana’s Ministry of Interior, responsible for the registration and regulatio...

    Authors: George Owusu, Adobea Yaa Owusu, Martin Oteng-Ababio, Charlotte Wrigley-Asante and Isaac Agyapong

    Citation: Crime Science 2016 5:5

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  13. Content type: Research

    Substantial research suggests that a burglary event is a useful predictor of burglaries to the same or nearby properties in the near future. To date, the research that has suggested this predictive quality ha...

    Authors: Spencer Paul Chainey and Braulio Figueiredo Alves da Silva

    Citation: Crime Science 2016 5:1

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  14. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Elenice Oliveira, Braulio Figueiredo Alves Silva and Marcos Oliveira Prates

    Citation: Crime Science 2015 4:36

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  15. Content type: Research

    In this study we examine the internal (domestic) sex trafficking of British children using unique data from six major police investigations. This particular type of internal sex trafficking (sometimes known as...

    Authors: Ella Cockbain and Richard Wortley

    Citation: Crime Science 2015 4:35

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  16. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Rinke de Jong and Catrien Bijleveld

    Citation: Crime Science 2015 4:34

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  17. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Christopher R. Herrmann

    Citation: Crime Science 2015 4:33

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  18. Content type: Research

    Using data from 72 countries, this study focuses on factors that affect illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing vessels’ choice of country to offload their catch, with a specific emphasis on the dif...

    Authors: Nerea Marteache, Julie Viollaz and Gohar A. Petrossian

    Citation: Crime Science 2015 4:32

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  19. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Marcus Felson and Rémi Boivin

    Citation: Crime Science 2015 4:31

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  20. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Crime Science 2015 4:29

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  21. Content type: Research

    How to prevent child sexual abuse in youth-oriented organisations is a concern in our society for a number of reasons. One of these is that evidence indicates that sexual offenders, once they are recruited by ...

    Authors: Benoit Leclerc, Jessica Feakes and Jesse Cale

    Citation: Crime Science 2015 4:28

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  22. Content type: Short contribution

    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)...

    Authors: Jyoti Belur and Brijesh Bahadur Singh

    Citation: Crime Science 2015 4:26

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  23. Content type: Research

    Commonly, established nations are called upon to deal with crime epidemics in developing countries. This is particularly the case when the outside country has a vested interest in doing something about the for...

    Authors: Christopher H. Stubbert, Stephen F. Pires and Rob T. Guerette

    Citation: Crime Science 2015 4:23

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  24. Content type: Research

    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 ...

    Authors: Carlos Carcach

    Citation: Crime Science 2015 4:20

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