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NCJ Number: 161952 Find in a Library
Title: Is Violence a Distinctive Offence Committed by Specific Offenders? (From Kriminalistisk Institut Arbog 1995, P 117-126, 1995, Lene Ravn, ed.)
Author(s): B Kyvsgaard
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 10
Sale Source: Rosenborggade 17
Copenhagen University
Kriminalistisk Institut
1453 Copenhagen K,
Type: Survey
Language: Danish
Country: Denmark
Annotation: The relationship between violence and other offense types was studied based on a random sample of all police-recorded offenders in Denmark and their criminal careers over a 13-year period.
Abstract: It was found that relatively few offenders committed more than one violent offense and that specialization in violence was extremely rare. On the other hand, most violent offenders had long and extensive criminal careers. Violence was more related to a high individual crime rate in general than to a specific violent propensity. The author concludes that reducing the risk of developing a criminal career is important in violence prevention. 13 notes, 3 tables, and 3 figures
Main Term(s): World criminology
Index Term(s): Corrections in foreign countries; Crime in foreign countries; Criminal career patterns; Denmark; Foreign crime prevention; Foreign crime statistics; Foreign offenders; Foreign police; Violence prevention; Violent crimes; Violent offenders
Note: Institute of Criminology Series
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