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The extent and nature of contextual effects on juvenile offending are frequent subjects of current research, mainly in the USA. After a short literature review, this paper presents empirical results of a new study which hints at the existence of neighbourhood contextual effects on serious...
Drawing upon my own empirical research, this article examines the regulation of the detention and interrogation of suspects held in police custody in France - the ways in which the rights and interests of the suspect are protected and the reliability of evidence guaranteed. After considering the...
Over many years, crime in Switzerland has been a subject of controversy. For some observers, Switzerland was almost a ‘crime-free’ society, others saw it as a society with the usual crime rates but with better ways of concealing them, and many more saw it as a safe haven for economic and...
Predicting when and where crimes are likely to occur is crucial for prioritizing police resources. Prior victimization is an excellent predictor of risk. Repeat victimization, when it occurs, tends to occur swiftly after an initial incident. The predictive power of prior victimization is greater...
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