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Adolescent offenders’ current whereabouts predict locations of their future crimes

Recent advances in the analysis of human mobility have confirmed that human spatial behavior follows remarkably regular and predictable daily and weekly cycles, that can be explained by two simple mechanisms. The first mechanism is preferential return, the propensity to return to locations frequently visited before. The second mechanism is spatial exploration, the tendency to […]

The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Criminology

In crime it is not only important who violates the law and why, but also where and when. In which cities, neighborhoods and streets do we find the most victims? And in what season and at what time of the day do most of the offenses take place? Ever since the emergence of criminological science, […]

Football stadium permanent safety risk for the neighbourhood

The closure of the Jules Ottenstadion in Ghent gave criminologists Christophe Vandeviver (University of Ghent), Stijn Van Daele (Ghent University Hospital) and Wim Bernasco (NSCR) the chance to determine whether more criminality occurs in the vicinity of a football stadium. 43% fewer property crimes The researchers studied the number of burglaries, shop thefts, car thefts […]