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NCJ Number: NCJ 220164     Find in a Library
Title: Crime and Justice: A Review of Research, Volume 35
  Editor(s): Michael Tonry ; Catrien Bijleveld
Date Published: 2007
Page Count: 633
  Annotation: The essays in this book review the history of Dutch criminal justice policies and criminology and provide overviews of research in which Dutch criminologists are particularly strong and prolific.
Abstract: The essays of sections I-III describe the country's population and its criminal justice system. They note that the Netherlands is densely populated, with the large cities having high proportions of young people and non-Dutch residents. The economy is strong, and unemployment rates are low. The essays in section IV trace trends in crime and punishment. They indicate that Dutch crime trends generally parallel those in other European countries. Crime increased from the 1970s through the 1990s and has stabilized or declined since then. This has clearly been the case for property offenses, but evidence for this trend in violent offenses is less certain. Trends in imprisonment rates for the Netherlands are distinct from other European countries. Incarceration rates per 100,000 population have increased continuously since the early 1970s, when they were the lowest in Europe. The three-decade increase in the imprisonment rate since then is by far the largest in Europe, rivaling that of the United States during the same period. The essays in section V provide overviews of criminological research in the Netherlands. Topics addressed include organized crime; organizational crime; juvenile offending, with a separate essay on serious and violent juvenile delinquency; sex offenders and sex offenses; links between migration and crime; and urbanization and urban crime. A subject index and chapter tables, figures, and references
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Inmate statistics ; Urban area studies ; Sex offenses ; Organized crime ; Sex offenders ; Immigrants/Aliens ; Corporate crimes ; Urbanization ; Violent juvenile offenders ; Urban criminality ; Foreign criminal justice systems ; Serious juvenile offenders ; Juvenile offenders ; Foreign crime statistics ; Foreign laws ; Foreign criminal justice research ; Juvenile Offenses ; Netherlands
Publication Number: ISBN 978-0-226-80873-4
Sale Source: University of Chicago Press
1427 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
United States of America
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Type: Overview Text
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: Volume 35 in the Crime and Justice Series; for chapters, see NCJ-220165-75.
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