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To Know a Society, Know Its Crime

“Crime is an integrated aspect of any culture.” David Canter reviews how crime influences a society’s actions and illustrates the broader social consequences that crime may have on the individuals in a particular culture.

2 years ago
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Lawrence Sherman on Criminology

The latest episode of Social Science Bites is an interview with Lawrence Sherman, professor of criminology at Cambridge University and a keen advocate of experimental criminology.

6 years ago
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Property Crime, Violence and Recession

There is no inevitability in the rise in homicide, domestic and acquaintance violence in the coming year. Sadly, though, it would be more surprising if they did not increase than if they did.

6 years ago
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Making Sense of Crime Trends

Much of the current confusion about crime trends is born of the tendency to bunch together a whole range of different harms and actions under the abstract category of ‘crime’. This blinds us to where the significant problems are.

7 years ago
15

Undercover Pressures

Some criminal investigations resonate over the years. Even if you’ve only had peripheral involvement with them, as in my case, […]

7 years ago
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The Myths of Offender Profiling.

Recent publications have encouraged me not to keep quiet about this any longer. Now is the time to explain why I find the term ‘profiling’ so problematic yet get stuck with using it.

7 years ago
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