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Covid-19, Society and Crime in Europe

  • First volume in criminology on Covid-19 and Crime that brings together a group of top scholars

  • Diverse research methods mean this will appeal to quantitative and qualitative researchers

  • Multidisciplinary contributions make text useful for social scientists, policy-makers

Part of the book series: Studies of Organized Crime (SOOC, volume 21)

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxii
  2. East and Central Europe

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. COVID-19 and Crime in Serbia

      • Vesna Nikolić-Ristanović
      Pages 23-42
    3. Pandemic and Infodemic in Lithuania

      • Aleksandras Dobryninas
      Pages 43-62
    4. COVID-19, Crime and Social Control in Slovenia

      • Gorazd Meško, Iza Kokoravec
      Pages 81-98
    5. Influence of COVID-19 Pandemic on Social Control, Crime Patterns and Life in Prison in Hungary

      • Klára Kerezsi, Miklós Lévay, János Szabó, Zsófia Ivanics
      Pages 99-118
  3. South Europe

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 119-119
    2. Crime, Criminal Policy and Social Reactions in Greece in the Era of COVID-19

      • Christina Zarafonitou, Eleni Kontopoulou, Elli Anitsi
      Pages 121-139
    3. Social and Criminal Impact of COVID-19 in Spain

      • Andrea Giménez-Salinas Framis
      Pages 159-176
    4. How Did the Pandemics Shape Crime and Justice in Portugal?

      • Rita Faria, Jorge Quintas, Pedro Sousa
      Pages 177-193
  4. West and North Europe

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 195-195
    2. Patterns of Crime During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Belgium

      • Wim Hardyns, Janneke M. Schokkenbroek, Evelyn Schapansky, Ines Keygnaert, Koen Ponnet, Christophe Vandeviver
      Pages 239-258
    3. Violent Crime in Finland During the First Year of the COVID-19 Pandemic

      • Janne Kivivuori, Katri Kärkkäinen
      Pages 259-278
    4. Violent Crime and COVID-19 in England and Wales

      • Timothy Peter Martin Lowe, Lewis Prescott-Mayling, Stan Gilmour, Felia Allum
      Pages 279-294
    5. Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Crime in Switzerland in 2020: A First Assessment

      • Daniel Fink, Natalia Delgrande, Christine Burkhardt, Marcelo F. Aebi, Stefano Caneppele
      Pages 295-310

About this book

This volume analyzes the development of the reactions to Covid-19 by governments, the public and the crime patterns in 16 European countries.  All countries are members of the European Union and share common European norms and values, but the Covid-19 pandemic can serve as an example of how these norms and values are interpreted differently with regard to people’s trust in public institutions, governmental control strategies, dealing with fear, anxiety and other emotional responses to the new virus, crime patterns and law enforcement priorities to prevent and combat them. The volume provides empirical data based on available statistics, media analysis and qualitative data from interviews and observations, and examines the similarities and differences in crime patterns and the consequences for local communities and law enforcement priorities. 

Keywords

  • covid-19 pandemic
  • crime during the pandemic
  • risks and harms
  • anti-COVID-19 policies
  • organized crime during COVID-19

Editors and Affiliations

  • Willem Pompe Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

    Dina Siegel

  • Institute of Sociology and Social Work, Vilnius University, Vilinuis, Lithuania

    Aleksandras Dobryninas

  • Department of Social and Political Sciences, University of Florence, Firenze, Italy

    Stefano Becucci

About the editors

Dina Siegel is Professor of Criminology and Head of the department of Criminology at the Willem Pompe Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. She has conducted research and published on crimes of mobility, transnational organized crime, Russian Mafia, human smuggling, human trafficking, the role of women in organized crime, green and cultural criminology.

Aleksandras Dobryninas is the professor of Sociology, Chair of the Department of Criminology at the Institute of Sociology and Social Work, Faculty of Philosophy, Vilnius University. His research interests include theoretical aspects of criminological knowledge, corruption, violent crime, media and crime, public attitude towards criminal justice.

Stefano Becucci is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Florence. His research interests are on forms of inclusion and exclusion of migrants in the new society, smuggling and trafficking of human beings and organized crime in Italy and in other European countries.



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Softcover Book USD 139.99
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