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Comparative and Historical Studies of Crime: Trends, Patterns, Contexts

Grabosky, Peter


Long-term trends in crime and violence have attracted the attention of social scientists for many years. Most "conventional" crime, especially violent crime, can be regarded as a microcosmic form of conflict. This chapter reviews empirical research to explain variations in crime over time and across nations, with particular attention to non-Western settings and to large-scale cross-national analysis. Crime trends, like most trends in human behavior, rarely appear smooth and uninterrupted....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: States and peoples in conflict: Transformations of Conflict Studies
DOI: 10.4324/9781315623634-8


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