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Criminology is a multi-disciplinary approach to examining and understanding the complex nature of criminal justice issues. This can include the study into the theory of crime, social foundations of criminal behavior, theories of punishment, and social structural components of the legal and criminal justice systems. It generally incorporates components from sociology, law and psychology.
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Korean Institute of Criminology - Assists in policy formulation by analyzing the current state of crime phenomena, conducts scientific studies, and contributes to public education through publication of the results of research projects. United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Center (UNICRI) - Organization created to advance policy and practice in the prevention and control of juvenile delinquency and adult criminality. Includes a collection of global criminology resources. Environmental Criminology Research - Focuses on geographic profiling, which uses sophisticated computer software to determine the most likely area of offender residence in cases of serial murder, rape and arson. Scandinavian Research Council for Criminology - Furthers criminological research within member countries, and advises the Scandinavian governments and the Nordic Council on related issues. Includes information about the council, publications and links. Crime and Social Control as Fields of Qualitative Research in the Social Sciences - Discusses the importance of qualitative methods for criminological studies. Criminal Profiling - Research, articles, news and information on profiling, victimology, forensics, and behavioral science. Crime Mapping - Article about how crime mapping and analysis has been helping to reduce crime. Includes links to related resources. John Walker Crime Trends Analysis - Consultancy service developing criminal justice forecasting and strategic planning models that can improve the focus and efficiency of police, courts, crime prevention and financial regulatory agencies. Crime Prevention through Environmental Design - Wikipedia article on this multi-disciplinary approach to deterring criminal behavior through environmental design, its history, strategies and effectiveness. Crime-pics II - Fully validated questionnaire used for measuring changes in offenders' attitudes to crime and evaluating the effectiveness of rehabilitative interventions, adopted by the prison and probation services in the UK.
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