Essays on (small) crime

Perception, social norms, happiness, and prevention

S. Douhou

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Abstract

The first chapter deals with keystroke dynamics, the study of human typing behavior, as a means to prevent crime. The remaining chapters focus on so-called small crimes (e.g., taking a bundle of printing paper from the office for private use, littering in a public place, or fare dodging). More specifically, the influence of offender and offense characteristics on small crime perception and how perception is related to reporting behavior (in case of witnessing a small crime) is analyzed in the third and fourth chapter. The last chapter investigates the happiness-crime relationship with a focus on trust and social norms.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Tilburg University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Magnus, J.R., Promotor
  • van Soest, Arthur, Promotor
Award date8 Jun 2012
Place of PublicationTilburg
Publisher
Print ISBNs9789056683160
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Douhou, S. (2012). Essays on (small) crime: Perception, social norms, happiness, and prevention. Tilburg: CentER, Center for Economic Research.
Douhou, S.. / Essays on (small) crime : Perception, social norms, happiness, and prevention. Tilburg : CentER, Center for Economic Research, 2012. 170 p.
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Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisScientific

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