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dc.contributor.authorGanpat, Soenita Minakoemarie
dc.contributor.authorTseloni, Andromachi
dc.contributor.authorTilley, Nick
dc.contributor.authorFarrell, Graham
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-28T17:28:04Z
dc.date.available2018-02-28T17:28:04Z
dc.date.issued2015-11-18
dc.identifier.citationGanpat, S. M. and Tseloni, A. (2015) 'On the association between routine activities and the decline in stranger and acquaintance violence.' Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Washington DC, 18-21st November.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/622220
dc.description.abstractCrime rates have fallen dramatically over the past two decades. This phenomenon is typically referred to as the crime drop. What still remains puzzling, however, is why most crimes – including violent crimes – have fallen in recent years. The current gap in knowledge impedes violence reduction opportunities not just in the UK but across the world. To understand better why violence has fallen in the past decades, the current study, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council Secondary Data Analysis Initiative Phase 2, investigates the relationship between changes in routine activities and the decline in stranger and acquaintances in the past two decades. In particular, insights from the routine activity theories will be used (Cohen & Felson, 1979) to explain the decline in both types of violence. To examine violence trends, the study uses rich data stemming from the Crime Survey for England & Wales (CSEW). Findings show that an important relationship exists between changes in routine activities and the fall in violence.
dc.description.sponsorshipESRCen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.asc41.com/Annual_Meeting/2015/annualmeetingHOME.htmlen
dc.relation.urlhttps://convention2.allacademic.com/one/asc/asc15/index.php?cmd=Online+Program+View+Paper&selected_paper_id=1027635&PHPSESSID=m6r24knnnp5623si1uvm35f973en
dc.subjectViolenceen
dc.subjectTrendsen
dc.titleOn the association between routine activities and the decline in stranger and acquaintance violence.en
dc.typePresentationen
dc.contributor.departmentNottingham Trent Universityen
dc.contributor.departmentLoughborough Universityen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity College Londonen
dc.contributor.departmentSimon Fraser Universityen
html.description.abstractCrime rates have fallen dramatically over the past two decades. This phenomenon is typically referred to as the crime drop. What still remains puzzling, however, is why most crimes – including violent crimes – have fallen in recent years. The current gap in knowledge impedes violence reduction opportunities not just in the UK but across the world. To understand better why violence has fallen in the past decades, the current study, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council Secondary Data Analysis Initiative Phase 2, investigates the relationship between changes in routine activities and the decline in stranger and acquaintances in the past two decades. In particular, insights from the routine activity theories will be used (Cohen & Felson, 1979) to explain the decline in both types of violence. To examine violence trends, the study uses rich data stemming from the Crime Survey for England & Wales (CSEW). Findings show that an important relationship exists between changes in routine activities and the fall in violence.


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