The European Society of Criminology aims to bring together in Europe persons actively engaged in research, teaching and/or practice in the field of Criminology. We are one of their Working Groups that help achieve these aims.
The members of our group are all interested in the spatial and situational aspect of crime. We have a broad scope: some members investigate neighborhood differences in crime rates (in the traditions of 'social disorganization' or 'collective efficacy'), while others are interested in how micro-situations of crime events unfold. Some researchers use quantitative methods, while others use qualitative methods.
Because of the diversity of our members, it is our hope that the working group can lead to innovative collaborations across research domains, for example leading to new collaborations integrating macro (societal), meso (neighborhood) and micro (individual) aspects of the crime event, or using multi-method research (combining quantitative and qualitative approaches).
Interested? Join our working group!