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Distributive Justice and the Crime Drop

Ignatans, Dainis and Pease, Ken (2015) Distributive Justice and the Crime Drop. In: The Criminal Act: The Role and Influence of Routine Activity Theory. Palgrave Macmillan, London, UK, pp. 77-87. ISBN 9781137391315

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Data were extracted from a total of almost 600000 respondents from all sweeps of the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) 1982-2012 to determine whether victimisation was more or less concentrated across households during the crime drop. The most victimised household decile experienced the greatest absolute decline in victimisation but still accounted for over 70% of all victimisations suffered. Methodological issues underlying the patterns observed are discussed. The characteristics associated with highly victimised household are consistent across survey sweeps. Cross-national and crime type extension of work of the kind undertaken is advocated as both intrinsically important and likely to clarify the dynamics of the crime drop.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
Depositing User: Dainis Ignatans
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2015 11:27
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2015 12:25


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