Global crime science: what should we do and with whom should we do it?

Dainis Ignatans, Ludmila Aleksejeva, Ken Pease

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Following on from a previous paper advocating changes in the editorial processes of peer-reviewed journals, the present paper espouses the conduct of multiple local victimisation surveys as an affordable route to a pan-European crime science. Local surveys have a local impact which national surveys lack, and meta-analysis of survey results enable more general conclusions. The Latvian local survey reported in the chapter revealed wide inequality of victimisation at the individual level, an association between high rating of the seriousness of offences suffered, multiple victimisation at the individual level, and alienation from the police of some ethnic groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)386-400
Number of pages15
JournalCrime Prevention and Community Safety
Issue number4
Early online date23 Aug 2023
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2023

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