Crime scripting: A systematic review

Date

2019-06-04

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Journal Title

Journal ISSN

ISSN

1477-3708

Volume Title

Publisher

Sage

Type

Article

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

More than two decades after the publication of Cornish’s seminal work about the script-theoretic approach to crime analysis, this article examines how the concept has been applied in our community. The study provides evidence confirming that the approach is increasingly popular; and takes stock of crime scripting practices through a systematic review of over one hundred scripts published between 1994 and 2018. The results offer the first comprehensive picture of this approach, and highlights new directions for those interested in using data from cyber-systems and the Internet of Things to develop effective situational crime prevention measures.

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Keywords

crime script, crime commission process, modus operandi, scenario, situational crime prevention

Citation

DehghanNiri, H. and Borrion, H. (2019) Crime Scripting: A Systematic Review. European Journal of Criminology,

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Research Institute

Cyber Technology Institute (CTI)