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3. What do crime statistics tell us?

3. What do crime statistics tell us?  

Tim Hope

in Criminology (3rd edn)

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Jun 2013
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Jun 2014
eISBN: 
9780191783937
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780199691296.003.0003
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chapter
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9780199691296
This chapter focuses on one of the most popular of crime statistics—the crime rate—which provides an index of crime occurring in a particular jurisdiction for a specific time period. It ... More
7. Crime data and criminal statistics: a critical reflection

7. Crime data and criminal statistics: a critical reflection  

Mike Maguire and Susan McVie

in The Oxford Handbook of Criminology (6th edn)

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May 2017
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Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191793509
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10.1093/he/9780198719441.003.0008
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9780198719441
This chapter provides a critical reflection on the nature and measurement of crime levels, patterns, and trends. It covers empirical and methodological questions about how much crime there ... More
22. Crime preventionIdeas and practices

22. Crime prevention: Ideas and practices  

Steve Case, Phil Johnson, David Manlow, Roger Smith, and Kate Williams

in Criminology

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Mar 2017
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Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191841361
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780198736752.003.0022
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9780198736752
This chapter examines crime prevention ideas and practices. It first explains what crime prevention is before discussing crime prevention strategies, the objectives of crime prevention, and ... More
11. Corporate crime

11. Corporate crime  

Steve Tombs

in Criminology (3rd edn)

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Jun 2013
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Jun 2014
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9780191783937
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780199691296.003.0011
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9780199691296
This chapter examines the emergence of the concept of corporate crime, discussing its meaning and reviewing the extent to which it represents a crime problem. It then considers various ... More
Envoi

Envoi  

Katherine S. Williams

in Textbook on Criminology (7th edn)

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Mar 2012
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Jun 2014
eISBN: 
9780191783753
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780199592708.003.0022
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9780199592708
Course-focused and comprehensive, the Textbook on series provides an accessible overview of the key areas on the law curriculum. This chapter, which summarises the preceding discussions and ... More
Criminology

Criminology  

Steve Case, Phil Johnson, David Manlow, Roger Smith, and Kate Williams

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Mar 2017
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Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191841361
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780198736752.001.0001
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book
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9780198736752
Criminology is a core, introductory textbook on the field of crime and criminology. It starts by looking at what crime is and the theories that try to explain it. It then ... More
16. Criminology and realism

16. Criminology and realism  

Katherine S. Williams

in Textbook on Criminology (7th edn)

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Mar 2012
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Jun 2014
eISBN: 
9780191783753
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780199592708.003.0016
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9780199592708
Course-focused and comprehensive, the Textbook on series provides an accessible overview of the key areas on the law curriculum. This chapter discusses the concepts of right realism and ... More
3. Public conceptions and misconceptions of crime

3. Public conceptions and misconceptions of crime  

Katherine S. Williams

in Textbook on Criminology (7th edn)

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Mar 2012
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Jun 2014
eISBN: 
9780191783753
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780199592708.003.0003
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9780199592708
Course-focused and comprehensive, the Textbook on series provides an accessible overview of the key areas on the law curriculum. This chapter considers some of the influences that shape ... More
2. The statistics on crime and their meaning

2. The statistics on crime and their meaning  

Stephen Jones

in Criminology (6th edn)

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Apr 2017
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Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191822216
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780198768968.003.0002
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9780198768968
This chapter discusses crime statistics, which, as with any other form of statistical information, are often referred to by the media as if they provide a true measurement of crime. It is ... More
6. Poverty, anomie and strain

6. Poverty, anomie and strain  

Stephen Jones

in Criminology (6th edn)

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Apr 2017
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Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191822216
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780198768968.003.0006
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9780198768968
This chapter discusses the common and understandable belief that poverty can be a significant factor underlying offending. It considers first the research evidence connecting crime with ... More
7. Inchoate offences

7. Inchoate offences  

Nicola Padfield

in Criminal Law (10th edn)

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Jul 2016
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Sep 2016
eISBN: 
9780191826085
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780198778318.003.0007
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9780198778318
Titles in the Core Text series take the reader straight to the heart of the subject, providing focused, concise, and reliable guides for students at all levels. This chapter describes the ... More
22. Victims

22. Victims  

Pamela Davies

in Criminology (3rd edn)

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Jun 2013
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Jun 2014
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9780191783937
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10.1093/he/9780199691296.003.0022
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9780199691296
This chapter explores the parameters of the study of the crime victim, and the history and scope of the academic subdiscipline within criminology known as victimology. It discusses ... More
12. Cybercrime

12. Cybercrime  

Matthew Williams and David Wall

in Criminology (3rd edn)

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Jun 2013
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Jun 2014
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9780191783937
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780199691296.003.0012
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This chapter examines the nature of cybercrime and its implications for criminology. It is organized as follows. The first part traces the evolution of the Internet as an environment for ... More
13. Strict liability

13. Strict liability  

Claire De Than and Russell Heaton

in Criminal Law (4th edn)

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May 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191764219
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780199657209.003.0013
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9780199657209
This chapter explains the offence of strict liability. An offence of strict liability means an offence which requires no blameworthiness on the part of D (i.e., no mens rea or even ... More
3. Statistics and official publications

3. Statistics and official publications  

Emily Finch and Stefan Fafinski

in Criminology Skills (2nd edn)

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Mar 2016
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Sep 2016
eISBN: 
9780191793172
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780198718819.003.0004
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9780198718819
A number of government and other official agencies collect statistics that provide insight into the extent of criminal behaviour, and produce reports that explore issues such as the impact ... More
25. International Criminal Law

25. International Criminal Law  

Robert Cryer

in International Law (4th edn)

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Apr 2014
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Jun 2014
eISBN: 
9780191783623
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780199654673.003.0025
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9780199654673
This chapter examines the material and mental aspects of four offences that are directly criminalized by international law: genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and aggression. ... More
26. Urban criminal collaborations

26. Urban criminal collaborations  

Alistair Fraser and Dick Hobbs

in The Oxford Handbook of Criminology (6th edn)

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May 2017
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Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191793509
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780198719441.003.0027
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9780198719441
This chapter examines a range of criminological classifications for urban criminal groups, covering both youthful and adult-oriented collaborations. The chapter provides a critical overview ... More
19. Understanding state crime

19. Understanding state crime  

Penny Green and Tony Ward

in The Oxford Handbook of Criminology (6th edn)

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May 2017
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Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191793509
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780198719441.003.0020
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9780198719441
This chapter discusses the concept of state crime and proposes a distinction between ‘core state crimes’ of organized murder, rape, theft, etc., and more ambiguous criminal activity. ... More
7. Torture and aggression

7. Torture and aggression  

Antonio Cassese, Paola Gaeta, Laurel Baig, Mary Fan, Christopher Gosnell, and Alex Whiting

in Cassese's International Criminal Law (3rd edn)

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Jan 2013
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Jun 2013
eISBN: 
9780191764509
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780199694921.003.0024
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9780199694921
This chapter discusses two classes of international crimes — torture and aggression — that have repeatedly drawn international attention and condemnation but have not been adjudicated as ... More
Criminology

Criminology (3rd edn)  

Chris Hale, Keith Hayward, Azrini Wahidin, and Emma Wincup (eds)

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2013
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Jun 2014
eISBN: 
9780191783937
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780199691296.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199691296
Criminology is an ideal textbook for undergraduate students approaching the subject for the first time. It offers a comprehensive overview of key criminological issues from ... More

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