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Right place, right time? Making crime pattern theory time-specific

Objectives Crime pattern theory and the related empirical research have remained rather a-temporal, as if the timing of routine activities and crime plays no role. Building on previous geography of crime research, we extend crime pattern theory and …

Understanding Detection Probabilities of Wildlife Poaching: A Rigorous Method for Comparing Patrol Strategies using an Experimental Design

Many studies on poaching acknowledge the challenges of wildlife crime detection, but few address the issue. Wildlife crime data may be an inaccurate reflection of the true spatial distribution of events because of low detection rates. The deployment …

When Do Offenders Commit Crime? An Analysis of Temporal Consistency in Individual Offending Patterns

Objectives. Building on Hägerstrand’s time geography, we expect temporal consistency in individual offending behavior. We hypothesize that a repeat offender commits his offenses at similar times of the day and similar days of the week. In addition, …

Burglars blocked by barriers? The impact of physical and social barriers on residential burglars' target location choices in China

Based on an offender spatial decision-making perspective, this burglary target location choice study aims to understand how physical and social barriers affect why residential burglars commit their crimes at particular locations in a major Chinese …

Are Frequent Offenders More Difficult to Find and Less Willing to Participate?

Objectives: The interpretation of research findings based on self-reported delinquency requires knowledge of how response rates depend on the attributes of potential respondents, including their prior offending. The purpose of the present study was …

Believe it when you see it: Dyadic embeddedness and reputation effects on trust in cryptomarkets for illegal drugs

Large-scale online marketplace data have been repeatedly used to test sociological theories on trust between strangers. Most studies focus on sellers’ aggregate reputation scores, rather than on buyers’ individual decisions to trust. Theoretical …

Employment opportunities for ex-offenders: A field experiment into how the type of crime and the applicants’ ethnic background affect their employment opportunities for low-educated men in the Netherlands

Previous research shows mixed results for the effect of having a criminal record on applicants’ chances in the job market. We argue that, to make sense of this mixed pattern of results and better understand the impact of having a criminal record, …

Reputation transferability across contexts: Maintaining cooperation among anonymous cryptomarket actors when moving between markets

BACKGROUND: Buyers and sellers of illegal drugs in cryptomarkets have been found to overcome trust issues created by anonymity and the lack of legal protection with the help of reputation systems. Cryptomarkets rarely operate for longer than a year …

Stolen Account Credentials: An Empirical Comparison of Online Dissemination on Different Platforms

Account hijacking, i.e. illegitimately accessing someone else’s personal online account, is on the rise and affects not only financial accounts, but the full spectrum of online accounts. To gain more insight in the illicit act of online dissemination …

Where You At? Using GPS Locations in an Electronic Time Use Diary Study to Derive Functional Locations

Smartphones enable passive collection of sensor data alongside survey participation. Location data add context to people’s reports about their time use. In addition, linking global positioning system data to self-reported time use surveys (TUSs) can …