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The International Crime Drop


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Editors' Introduction PART I: INTERNATIONAL TRENDS Global Overview: International trends in Victimization and Recorded Crime; J.van Dijk & A.Tseloni Crime Trends in Western Europe According to Official Statistics from 1990 to 2007; M.F.Aebi & A.Linde The Case of Australia and New Zealand; P.Mayhew Trends in Violence Against Women: Some Good News and Some Bad News; K.Kangaspunta & I.H.Marshall The Crime Drop in 'Non-Western' Countries: a Review of Homicide Data; A.A.del Frate & G.Mugellini PART II: CRIME ANALYSIS AND PATTERNS Underlying Patterns within the England and Wales Crime Drop; A.Britton , C.Kershaw , S.Osborne & K.Smith Crime, Inequality and Change in England and Wales; L.Grove , A.Tseloni & N.Tilley The Crime Drop in Comparative Perspective: The Impact of the Economy and Imprisonment on American and European Burglary Rates; R.Rosenfeld & S.F.Messner PART III: NEW PERSPECTIVES Security and the Drop in Car Theft in the United States; S.Fujita & M.Maxfield Self-limiting Crime Waves; J.van Dijk & B.Vollaard The Crime Drop Discourse - or the Illusion of Uniform Continental Trends: Switzerland as a Contrasting Case; M.Killias & B.Lanfranconi Crime in the Broad Sweep of History; M.Felson Towards a Comprehensive Research Plan on Opportunity Theory and the Crime Falls; A.Tseloni , G.Farrell , N.Tilley , L.Grove , R.Thompson & L.Garius Editors' Conclusions: Understanding International Crime Trends: A Summing Up

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MARCELO F. AEBI University of Lausanne, Switzerland ANDREW BRITTON Home Office Statistics, UK MARCUS FELSON Professor of Criminal Justice, University of Texas, USA ANNA ALVAZZI DEL FRATE Small Arms Survey, Switzerland SHURYO FUJITA John Jay College, USA LAURA GARIUS PhD Student, Loughborough University, UK LOUISE GROVE Lecturer of Criminology and Social Policy, University of Loughborough, UK KRISTIINA KANGASPUNTA UNICRI, Italy CHRIS KERSHAW Home Office Statistics, UK MARTIN KILLIAS Academy of Experimental Criminology Fellow, University of Zurich, Switzerland BRUNO LANFRANCONI Swiss National Accident Insurance Fund (Suva), Switzerland ANTONIA LINDE Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Open University of Catalonia, Spain) and University of Lausanne, Switzerland INEKE HAEN MARSHALL Professor of Sociology, Northeastern University, USA MICHAEL MAXFIELD Professor of Criminal Justice, John Jay College, USA PAT MAYHEW London, UK STEVEN F. MESSNER Distinguished Teaching Professor at the College of Arts and Sciences, University of Albany, USA SARAH OSBORNE Home Office Statistics, UK RICHARD ROSENFELD Curators Professor in Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Missouri-St. Louis, USA KEVIN SMITH Home Office Statistics, UK REBECCA THOMPSON Nottingham Trent University, UK NICK TILLEY Professor in the Department of Security and Crime Science, Jill Dando Institute, University College London, UK GIULIA MUGELLINI TRANSCRIME Joint Research Centre on Transnational Crime, Italy BEN VOLLAARD Assistant Professor at the Economics Department of Tillburg University, The Netherlands


"The importance of [this book's] content and the quality of the information given on crime trends should not be overlooked. For students wishing to look into ideas for theses and theorists looking to make an impact on future crime prevention policy, this book is an invaluable and accessible stepping stone and point of reference to finding answers to an important phenomenon. The International Crime Drop is a much needed consolidation of useful crime statistics and analyses, with figures that are ripe for interpretation and development, and a great deal of scope to influence criminological thinking." - The Internet Journal of Criminology

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