The International Crime Drop

The International Crime Drop

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Drawing on studies from major European countries and Australia, this exciting new collection from a group of internationally-renowned scholars extends the ongoing debate on falling crime rates from the perspective of criminal opportunity or routine activity theory. Considering the trends and discourse of the international crime fall, this book analyses the effect of Post World War II crime booms which triggered a universal improvement in security across the Western world, such as the introduction of mandatory security in motor vehicles in Europe and the US. Preliminary evidence is also presented on the impact of collective improvements in home security, analyzing levels of household burglaries and their distribution amongst the population in The Netherlands, England and Wales. The International Crime Drop discusses how improved security against volume crime has initiated a prolonged recession on criminal markets in the West, a downturn that appears largely independent from criminal policies of individual governments. With fresh evidence for the causes of international falls in crime, this book signals a new direction in epidemiological studies of crime.9.3.1.2 Parts-marking The Motor Vehicle Theft Law Enforcement Act of 1984, effective with the 1987 model year, required major body parts ... 9.3.1.3 Anti-theft devices In this study, anti-theft devices include alarms and electronic immobilizers.


Title:The International Crime Drop
Author: Jan van Dijk, Andromachi Tseloni, Graham Farrell
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2012-11-14
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