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Innovative Methods in Crime Research

Edited by Dr Jean-Louis van Gelder, Dr Stijn Van Daele

Novel technologies, such as GPS, the Internet and virtual environments are not only rapidly becoming an increasingly influential part of our daily lives, they also have tremendous potential for improving our understanding of where, when and why crime occurs. In addition to these technologies, several innovative research methods, such as neuropsychological measurements and time-space budgets, have emerged in recent years. While often highly accessible and relevant for crime research, these technologies and methods are currently underutilized by criminologists who still tend to rely on traditional data-collection methods, such as systematic observation and surveys.
Collection published: 12 August 2014

  1. Content type: Research

    A system using energy dispersive X-ray diffraction has been tested to detect the presence of illicit drugs concealed within parcels typical of those which are imported into the UK via postal and courier servic...

    Authors: Ireneos Drakos, Peter Kenny, Tom Fearn and Robert Speller

    Citation: Crime Science 2017 6:1

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  2. Content type: Systematic review

    This article reviews the Space-Time Budget method developed by Wikström and colleagues and particularly discusses its relevance for criminological research. The Space-Time Budget method is a data collection in...

    Authors: Evelien M Hoeben, Wim Bernasco, Frank M Weerman, Lieven Pauwels and Sjoerd van Halem

    Citation: Crime Science 2014 3:12

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  3. Content type: Systematic review

    Since the pioneering early studies of the 1990s hinted at its promise as a research method, virtual reality (VR) technology has increasingly been used by social scientists. Given recent developments that have ...

    Authors: Jean-Louis van Gelder, Marco Otte and Eva C Luciano

    Citation: Crime Science 2014 3:10

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