Essays on (small) crime: Perception, social norms, happiness, and prevention

S. Douhou

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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
  • Magnus, J.R., Promotor
  • van Soest, Arthur, Promotor
Award date8 Jun 2012
Place of PublicationTilburg
Print ISBNs9789056683160
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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