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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

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