Situational Crime Prevention and Worldwide Piracy

Shane, Jon M., Eric L. Piza and Marissa Mandala (2015). Situational Crime Prevention and Worldwide Piracy: A Cross-continent Analysis. Crime Science, 4:21. Relying on situational crime prevention perspective, this study compares successful and unsuccessful pirate attacks reported to the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) from the year 2000 through 2013 (n = 4,902). The study builds upon the recent work of Shane and Magnuson in Justice Quarterly, pp 1–26 ([2014]), which found various SCP techniques effectively prevented piracy attacks on a global level. The current study builds upon these findings by testing whether the global effect of SCP is consistent across…

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