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Advances in Visualization for Theory Testing in Environmental Criminology  

Patricia L. Brantingham, Paul J. Brantingham, Justin Song, and Valerie Spicer

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Sep 2018
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Feb 2018
This chapter discusses advances in visualization for environmental criminology. The environment within which people move has many dimensions that influence or constrain decisions and ... More

Case Study: Black Homicide Victimization in Toronto, Ontario, Canada  

Sara K. Thompson

Most criminological theory and research on the black homicide victimization is grounded in the American context, which raises important generalizability issues given the exceptional level ... More

Computer Simulations: Agent-Focused Environmental Criminology  

Daniel Birks

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Sep 2018
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Feb 2018
In recent years, the field of social simulation has been dominated by the individual, or agent-based, computational model (ABM). ABMs provide unique means to explore complex social systems ... 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

Deciding on the “Appropriate” Unit of Analysis: Practical Considerations in Environmental Criminology  

Brian Lawton

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Sep 2018
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Feb 2018
One of the primary decisions of any research endeavor is to identify where the information necessary for successfully completing the study is going to come from. In traditional ... More

Egohoods: Capturing Change in Spatial Crime Patterns  

John R. Hipp and Christopher J. Bates

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Sep 2018
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Feb 2018
This chapter focuses on a different conception of ecological space known as egohoods. It motivates the use of egohoods regarding the three features of routine activities theory: suitable ... More

Ethnicity, Crime, and Immigration in the United States Crimes By and Against Immigrants  

Jacob Stowell and Stephanie DiPietro

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Jan 2014
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Oct 2013
Despite a substantial increase in scholarly attention to immigration and crime at both individual and aggregate levels, important gaps in knowledge remain. Much work has focused on the ... More

Exploring the methods behind sexual violence estimates: The Composition and Findings from National and International Surveys  

Bonnie S. Fisher and Heidi L. Scherer

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Jan 2017
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Jul 2017
This essay documents the innovations that have been made to improve measuring the scope and dimensions of sexual violence over the last four decades. How sexual violence has been defined ... More

Four Images of the Delinquency Area  

Marcus Felson

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Sep 2018
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Feb 2018
This chapter sorts out some of the ideas that are sometimes mixed together under the rubric of “social disorganization.” It argues that (1) social disorganization is really not an ... More

GIS and Spatial Analysis  

Martin Andresen

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Sep 2018
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Feb 2018
The importance of spatial-temporal dimension(s) within environmental criminology has made the use and applications of geographic information systems (GIS) and spatial analysis rather ... More

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