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NCJ Number: 208030 Find in a Library
Title: Reflection Upon Some Dimensions of Violence in SE Europe (From Policing in Central and Eastern Europe: Dilemmas of Contemporary Criminal Justice, P 673-684, 2004, Gorazd Mesko, Milan Pagon, and Bojan Dobovsek, eds. -- See NCJ-207973)
Author(s): Gorazd Mesko; Ales Bucar-Rucman
Date Published: September 2004
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security, University of Maribor
1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Sale Source: Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security, University of Maribor
Kotnikova 8
1000 Ljubljana,
Document: PDF
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: Slovenia
Annotation: Following a review of data on violence in countries of Southeast Europe obtained through the International Crime Victim Survey (ICVS) of 1997 and 2000, this paper considers national reports to the Council of Europe from some of these countries.
Abstract: For the 1997 ICVS, the data show that compared to other world regions, the transitional countries of Southeast Europe rank third in robbery and sexual assault, and fourth in physical assaults. The most significant factors related to victimization were gender, age, employment status, and stability in a living area. National reports to the Council of Europe are presented for Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, FYR of Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, and Slovenia. Among violent crimes, aggravated larceny, domestic violence, and robbery were the most frequent violent crimes in three of the countries; and sport-related violence and rape ranked second in two of the countries. Other violent crimes with lower rankings were drug-related violence, violence that caused severe bodily harm, endangering public safety, and severe bodily harm. Risk factors associated with violence included anomie, uncertainty, deep-rooted myths, a misunderstanding of democracy, postwar conditions, intolerance based on race and ethnicity, value crisis, unemployment, poverty, hunger, cruelty, arrogance, profiteering, fraud, and cynicism. 2 tables and 27 references
Main Term(s): Victims of violent crime
Index Term(s): Bulgaria; Comparative analysis; Croatia; Eastern Europe; Economic influences; Greece; Macedonia; Romania; Slovenia; Social conditions; Violence causes; Violent crime statistics
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