International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences

Articles from Vol. 4, No. 1, January-June

Assault Victimization: A Comparative Analysis of the United States, the Netherlands, and England & Wales
IntroductionAccording to the Uniform Crime Report (UCR), as compiled by the FBI, assault is the most frequently occurring violent crime in the U.S. (UCR 2006). The violent crime of assault has numerous serious short- and long-term consequences, including...
Book Review of Community Policing and Peace Keeping
Book Review of Community policing and Peace keepingPeter Grabosky (eds.), Community Policing and Peacekeeping, 2009, 373, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis: Boca Raton, Florida. ISBN: 978-1-4200-9973-7The compendium "community policing and peacekeeping"...
Gender Stress: Differences in Critical Life Events among Law Enforcement Officers
IntroductionPolice work is a highly stressful occupation, and police officers are frequently exposed to stressors that are unique to their jobs. Their role of protecting the public, for instance, makes it possible to anticipate both positive and negative...
Maritime Piracy: Nature, Impact and Legal Frameworks for Prosecution
IntroductionMaritime piracy is a form of larceny or grand theft and "one of the oldest international crimes" (Andersen, Brockman-Hawe, & Goff, 2009, p. 2). The 1982 United Nations Law of the Sea Convention (UNCLOS) defined it as "[a]ny robbery or...
Modernization, Inequality, Routine Activities, and International Variations in Household Property Crimes
IntroductionInternational comparisons of crime victimization represent a relatively new area of criminological research. Most studies of international differences in crime use official statistics generated by governmental agencies (Fajnzylber, Lederman...
Prosecuting Professional Mistake: Secondary Victimization and a Research Agenda for Criminology
IntroductionWhy are we so hard on ourselves as a professional over drug errors? In spite of a no-blame policy there is still a lot of guilt and blame attached to mistakes. I have worked in a hospice for ten years in a difficult and demanding job. During...
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