Surveys on victimisation and insecurity in Europe

Some issues

Authored by: Renée Zauberman

The Routledge Handbook of European Criminology

Print publication date:  July  2013
Online publication date:  August  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415685849
eBook ISBN: 9780203083505
Adobe ISBN: 9781136185496

10.4324/9780203083505.ch5

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Abstract

The last half-century has witnessed the appearance of powerful new instruments for knowledge about crime. They have the particular quality of emancipating research from the institutional data in which the study of crime has traditionally been enclosed. Two major instruments respond to this characterisation, both based on general population surveys: self-reported offending and self-reported victimisation surveys. This review will be devoted to the latter. 1

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