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Auto Theft

Michael Cherbonneau and Richard Wright.

in The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Public Policy

August 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Property Crime; Crime Prevention. 12675 words.

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...

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Burglary

Wim Bernasco.

in The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Public Policy

August 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Property Crime; Crime Prevention. 10415 words.

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...

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Crime Trends

Eric Baumer.

in The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Criminal Justice

September 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Measurement of Crime; Violent Crime; Property Crime. 14791 words.

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...

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Graffiti

Jonathan Ilan and Gregory J. Snyder.

P ublished online October 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Property Crime; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 9780 words.

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...

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Histories of the Modern Prison

Michael Meranze.

in The Oxford Handbook of the History of Crime and Criminal Justice

May 2016; p ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Property Crime. 11765 words.

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...

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Human Smuggling and Human Trafficking

Edward R. Kleemans.

in The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Public Policy

August 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Transactional Crime; Property Crime. 8452 words.

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

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Regulating Prison Conditions: Some International Comparisons

Richard W. Harding.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sentencing and Corrections

April 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Property Crime; International and Comparative Criminology. 13570 words.

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...

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Tax Evasion

Valerie Braithwaite.

in The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Public Policy

August 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Transactional Crime; Property Crime. 10559 words.

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...

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Trafficking in Cultural Artifacts

A. J. G. Tijhuis.

in The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Public Policy

August 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Property Crime; Transactional Crime. 8362 words.

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...

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