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 the landscape of what we currently know, focusing initially on the description and explanation of crime trends in the United States and elsewhere through the late 1950s, then addressing comparable themes since that time, which are labeled as the "contemporary period". The concluding section outlines directions for future research.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Criminal Justice|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|State||Published - Sep 18 2012|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Arts and Humanities(all)