Edited by Dr. Mangai Natarajan
It could be argued that many of the most serious crime problems are now to be found in developing countries. Yet these problems have received only scant attention from criminologists and crime scientists, most of who work in developed/Westernized nations. Crime scientists have a special role to play in studying these crimes because their work is oriented to solutions and it is this kind of practical help that the developing world most needs. Using crime opportunity theory, this issue examines a selection of these crimes from a crime science perspective. Many of the crimes included are relatively uncommon in the West: maritime piracy, illegal fishing, poaching of endangered animals, sexual harassment of women in public places, gang warfare and homicides and ransom kidnappings. So apart from being of value to developing countries, this issue will help to expand the agenda of crime science.
Collection published: 25 July 2015