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Auto Theft  

Michael Cherbonneau and Richard Wright

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2012
This article reviews our current knowledge about automobile theft. It defines crime and outlines its prevalence. It further examines the social and economic consequences of auto theft and ... More

Burglary  

Wim Bernasco

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2012
This article addresses burglary in various countries and jurisdictions, in criminal law as well as in victimization survey questions. It discusses victims, offenders, and the police as ... More

Crime Trends  

Eric Baumer

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2012
This article discusses key methodological issues that are germane to understanding some of the parameters for developing a sound knowledge base on temporal crime patterns. It then surveys ... More

Graffiti  

Jonathan Ilan and Gregory J. Snyder

Graffiti writing is often intensely policed despite being a relatively low-harm crime. Graffiti can be read by members of the public as a visual indicator of lawlessness and thus induce a ... More

Histories of the Modern Prison: Renewal, Regression and Expansion  

Michael Meranze

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May 2016
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Jul 2016
This essay examines the history of the prison since late the eighteenth century. Following a discussion of the origins of the reformative prison, the essay analyzes its global expansion as ... More

Human Smuggling and Human Trafficking  

Edward R. Kleemans

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2012
Human smuggling and human trafficking are phenomena that require different policy responses. This article summarizes data, figures, and patterns concerning human smuggling and human ... More

Regulating Prison Conditions: Some International Comparisons  

Richard W. Harding

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Apr 2012
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Sep 2012
This article takes a look at the tools used to regulate prison conditions and compares these to the ones used in other countries. It emphasizes that the regulatory framework of the United ... More

Tax Evasion  

Valerie Braithwaite

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2012
This article briefly maps the domain of tax evasion and draws on the best data available from the United States to illustrate the magnitude of the problem. It reviews the scientific ... More

Trafficking in Cultural Artifacts  

A. J. G. Tijhuis

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2012
Cultural artifacts encompass both antiquities and works of art. Global crime related to cultural artifacts can be divided into several types. This article discusses these types and look at ... More

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