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Spatial-temporal Cluster

1&2 October: Guardianship before, during and after a criminal event

Tuesday 1 October, 14.30 – 17.00, Colloquium Guardianship before, during and after a criminal event at the NSCR. Every criminologist knows the famous maxim of...

Bystander effect in street disputes disquestioned

During escalating disputes and fights on the street, bystanders nearly always intervene to help calm things down, reveals research from NSCR. Together with colleagues...

How can the police prevent a conflict between members of the public escalating?

On behalf of Politie & Wetenschap (Police & Science), NSCR is starting a study into police interventions in conflicts between members of the public on the...

Adolescent offenders’ current whereabouts predict locations of their future crimes

Where adolescents currently spend their time is highly predictive of where they will commit crimes in the near and distant future, according to a study published in the...

Football stadium permanent safety risk for the neighbourhood

Research by the University of Ghent and NSCR has revealed that the presence of a football stadium increases the level of criminality in the neighbourhood. The number of...

The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Criminology

The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Criminology provides an overview of theory development and research into the influence of physical environmental characteristics on...

Preventive guardianship: being there is often enough

As a citizen, you can prevent a crime simply by being there. NSCR researcher Henk Elffers argues in the Tijdschrift voor Veiligheid that we should not underestimate the...

The influence of awareness space on crime location choice

Why do crimes occur where they do? According to Brantingham and Brantingham’s crime pattern theory crime occurs at locations where attractive opportunities overlap...