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NCJ Number: 163377 Find in a Library
Title: Swedish Quantitative Criminology in the 1990s: A Brief Overview
Journal: Journal of Quantitative Criminology  Volume:12  Issue:3  Dated:(September 1996)  Pages:285-295
Author(s): P H Wikstrom
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 11
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article reviews quantitative criminology research published in Sweden in the 1990's and puts it in the context of major Swedish traditions in quantitative criminological research.
Abstract: Sweden has a strong tradition in sophisticated longitudinal and ecological research that has continued into the 1990's. Other traditionally prominent areas of Swedish quantitative research include studies of crime trends, violence, and youth criminality. Traditionally, Swedish quantitative criminology has been dominated by studies that use official statistics and criminal records as data. In the 1990's, there has been a significant upswing in survey studies, motivated partly by an increased interest in issues of etiology and crime prevention. The level of sophistication of the quantitative analyses has generally increased. The policy orientation of research is high, related partly to the fact that a lot of the quantitative research is conducted at research-and-development institutions. More fundamental research on the causes of crime, including new longitudinal studies, and more evaluations of crime prevention initiatives are needed. 66 references
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Crime patterns; Crime prevention measures; Criminal career patterns; Cross-cultural analyses; Foreign criminal justice research; Longitudinal studies; Sweden; Urban area studies; Urban criminality
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