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The shadow economy
"Implicit in much of the literature on the shadow economy is the view that shadowy activity is undesirable ... However, it is not certain that all shadow economic activity should be discouraged." In
Burglary Victimization in England and Wales, the United States and the Netherlands: A Cross-National Comparative Test of Routine Activities and Lifestyle Theories
This study examines factors relating to burglary incidence in England and Wales, the United States, and the Netherlands. Negative binomial regression models are developed based on routine activities
Once bitten, twice bitten: repeat victimisation and its implications for crime prevention
This report pulls together a number of research results from a variety of sources, much of it carried out with Home Office support. The subject of the report is ‘repeat victimisation’ – the paper
The Crime Drop and the Security Hypothesis
Major crime drops were experienced in the United States and most other industrialized countries for a decade from the early to mid-1990s. Yet there is little agreement over explanation or lessons for
Preventing Repeat Victimization
  • G. Farrell
  • Law, Psychology
    Crime and Justice
  • 1 January 1995
Revictimization or repeat victimization of people and places represent a large proportion of all victimization. Preventing revictimization may prevent a large proportion of all offenses. Repeat
Why the Crime Drop?
The “crime drop” is the most important criminological phenomenon of modern times. In North America, Europe, and Australasia, many common crimes have fallen by half or more since the early 1990s,
LIKE TAKING CANDY Why does Repeat Victimization Occur
Research into the extent and policy implications of repeat victimization has outpaced understanding of why it occurs. This paper argues that repeating a crime against the same victim can be seen as a
Crime and coronavirus: social distancing, lockdown, and the mobility elasticity of crime
It is theorised that crime rate changes were primarily caused by those in mobility, suggesting a mobility theory of crime change in the pandemic.
Multiple Victimisation: Its Extent and Significance
The extent and significance of multiple and repeat victimisation have gone largely unrecognised. The literature is explored with respect to demonstrating that multiple victimisation is robust across
Theft in price-volatile markets : On the relationship between copper price and copper theft
Recently, against a backdrop of general reductions in acquisitive crime, increases have been observed in the frequency of metal theft offences. This is generally attributed to increases in metal