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  1. Sexual violence is a major public health, societal, and judicial problem worldwide. Studies investigating the characteristics of its perpetrators often rely on samples of convicted offenders, which are biased ...

    Authors: Evelyn Schapansky, Ines Keygnaert and Christophe Vandeviver
    Citation: Crime Science 2023 12:16
  2. The introduction of community policing led to a significant increase in the number of police stations, particularly in urban settings. Police stations are largely assumed to have an impact on crime but there a...

    Authors: Rémi Boivin and Silas Nogueira de Melo
    Citation: Crime Science 2023 12:15
  3. It is well known that police recorded crime data is susceptible to substantial measurement error. However, despite its limitations, police data is widely used in regression models exploring the causes and effe...

    Authors: Jose Pina-Sánchez, Ian Brunton-Smith, David Buil-Gil and Alexandru Cernat
    Citation: Crime Science 2023 12:14
  4. Research on pandemic domestic abuse trends has produced inconsistent findings reflecting differences in definitions, data and method. This study analyses 43,488 domestic abuse crimes recorded by a UK police fo...

    Authors: Sarah Hodgkinson, Anthony Dixon, Eric Halford and Graham Farrell
    Citation: Crime Science 2023 12:12
  5. Research into the circumstances of rape, and criminal justice system responses, is pivotal to informing prevention and improving the likelihood of justice for victims. In this paper, we explore the differences...

    Authors: Mercilene Tanyaradzwa Machisa, Ruxana Jina, Gerard Labuschagne, Lisa Vetten, Lizle Loots and Rachel Jewkes
    Citation: Crime Science 2023 12:11
  6. Geostatistical methods currently used in modern epidemiology were adopted in crime science using the example of the Opole province, Poland, in the years 2015–2019. In our research, we applied the Bayesian spat...

    Authors: Rafał Drozdowski, Rafał Wielki and Andrzej Tukiendorf
    Citation: Crime Science 2023 12:10
  7. The present study employs a randomized control trial design to evaluate the impact of deterrence and procedural justice on perceptions of legitimacy and cooperation with law enforcement among individuals in Qu...

    Authors: David Anrango Narváez, José Eugenio Medina Sarmiento and Cristina Del-Real
    Citation: Crime Science 2023 12:9
  8. The objective of this experiment was to test the efficacy of providing prioritized warrant lists to patrol officers. A field experiment was carried out with the Greensboro (NC) Police Department. Warrant risk ...

    Authors: Travis A. Taniguchi, Brian Aagaard, Peter Baumgartner and Amanda R. Young
    Citation: Crime Science 2023 12:6
  9. Knife crime remains a major concern in England and Wales. Problem-oriented and public health approaches to tackling knife crime have been widely advocated, but little is known about how these approaches are un...

    Authors: Karen Bullock, Iain Agar, Matt Ashby, Iain Brennan, Gavin Hales, Aiden Sidebottom and Nick Tilley
    Citation: Crime Science 2023 12:2
  10. A new body of research that focuses on crime harm scores rather than counts of crime incidents has emerged. Specifically in the context of spatial analysis of crime, focusing on crime harm suggests that harm i...

    Authors: Vincent Harinam, Zeljko Bavcevic and Barak Ariel
    Citation: Crime Science 2022 11:14
  11. Restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic interrupted people’s daily routine activities. Rooted in crime pattern and routine activity theories, this study tests whether the enactment of a Safer-at-Home...

    Authors: Theodore S. Lentz, Rebecca Headley Konkel, Hailey Gallagher and Dominick Ratkowski
    Citation: Crime Science 2022 11:12
  12. Oslo, the capital of Norway, is situated in a North European cool climate zone. We investigate the effect of weather on the overall level of crime in the city, as well as the impact of different aspects of wea...

    Authors: Rannveig Hart, Willy Pedersen and Torbjørn Skardhamar
    Citation: Crime Science 2022 11:9
  13. Illegal dumping of household and business waste, known as fly-tipping in the UK, is a significant environmental crime. News agencies reported major increases early in the COVID-19 pandemic when waste disposal ...

    Authors: Anthony C. Dixon, Graham Farrell and Nick Tilley
    Citation: Crime Science 2022 11:8
  14. Near-repeat victimization patterns have made predictive models for burglaries possible. While the models have been implemented in different countries, the results obtained have not always been in line with ini...

    Authors: Pere Boqué, Marc Saez and Laura Serra
    Citation: Crime Science 2022 11:7
  15. Anti-social behaviour recorded by police more than doubled early in the coronavirus pandemic in England and Wales. This was a stark contrast to the steep falls in most types of recorded crime. Why was ASB so d...

    Authors: Eric Halford, Anthony Dixon and Graham Farrell
    Citation: Crime Science 2022 11:6
  16. To address the gap in the literature and using a novel open-source intelligence web-scraping approach, this paper investigates the longitudinal relationships between availability, value, and disposability, and...

    Authors: Liam Quinn, Joseph Clare, Jade Lindley and Frank Morgan
    Citation: Crime Science 2022 11:2
  17. Cryptocurrency fraud has become a growing global concern, with various governments reporting an increase in the frequency of and losses from cryptocurrency scams. Despite increasing fraudulent activity involvi...

    Authors: Arianna Trozze, Josh Kamps, Eray Arda Akartuna, Florian J. Hetzel, Bennett Kleinberg, Toby Davies and Shane D. Johnson
    Citation: Crime Science 2022 11:1
  18. Much research has shown that the first lockdowns imposed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic were associated with changes in routine activities and, therefore, changes in crime. While several types of violent...

    Authors: David Buil-Gil, Yongyu Zeng and Steven Kemp
    Citation: Crime Science 2021 10:26

    The Correction to this article has been published in Crime Science 2022 11:11

  19. COVID-19 impacts the daily lives of millions of people. This radical change in our daily activities affected many aspects of life, but acted as well as a natural experiment for research into the spatial distri...

    Authors: Maite Dewinter, Christophe Vandeviver, Philipp M. Dau, Tom Vander Beken and Frank Witlox
    Citation: Crime Science 2021 10:20
  20. Despite the immense impact of wildlife trafficking, comparisons of the profits, costs, and seriousness of crime consistently rank wildlife trafficking lower relative to human trafficking, drug trafficking and ...

    Authors: J. Sean Doody, Joan A. Reid, Klejdis Bilali, Jennifer Diaz and Nichole Mattheus
    Citation: Crime Science 2021 10:19
  21. It is widely recognised that burglary and theft offence trends have broadly moved in parallel in ‘Western’ market-based countries since the 1950s. Most researchers have focussed on the trend from the early 199...

    Authors: Liam Quinn and Joseph Clare
    Citation: Crime Science 2021 10:18
  22. The existing empirical evidence suggests a reduction in aggregate crime as a consequence of the COVID-19 lockdown. However, what happens when lockdown measures are relaxed? This paper considers how the COVID-1...

    Authors: Jose Roberto Balmori de la Miyar, Lauren Hoehn-Velasco and Adan Silverio-Murillo
    Citation: Crime Science 2021 10:14
  23. The Syrian Civil War created an opportunity for increased trafficking of antiquities and has resulted in a renewed awareness on the part of a global audience. The persistence of criminal and organisational net...

    Authors: Christine A. Weirich
    Citation: Crime Science 2021 10:13
  24. Expected crime rates that enable police forces to contrast recorded and anticipated spatial patterns of crime victimisation offer a valuable tool in evaluating the under-reporting of crime and inform/guide cri...

    Authors: James Hunter, Bethany Ward, Andromachi Tseloni and Ken Pease
    Citation: Crime Science 2021 10:11
  25. Gun violence can negatively affect business activity at the place-level through a variety of mechanisms. However, estimating this effect is difficult since reported crime data are biased by factors that are al...

    Authors: Christina Stacy, Yasemin Irvin-Erickson and Emily Tiry
    Citation: Crime Science 2021 10:10

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