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Crimes against animal production: Exploring the use of media archives

Ceccato, Vania and Abraham, Jonatan and Lundqvist, Peter (2021). Crimes against animal production: Exploring the use of media archives. International Criminal Justice Review. 31 :4
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Swedish media have revealed an increase in crimes against animal production (CAAP) in the last decade. We investigate the nature of such crimes (especially against mink, pig, and rabbit farms), with a focus on those crimes whose suspects are animal rights groups by utilizing data from media archives from 2009 to 2019. Newspaper articles show that while vandalism and trespassing are often committed against mink farms, property crimes occur more often against pig and rabbit farms. Because there are indications that crime suspects are not a homogeneous group and express different motivations to commit CAAP, a multipronged approach is needed to prevent CAAP. The use of newspaper articles from media archives has proven to be successful for obtaining a general perspective of CAAP, but it is limited for capturing crime incidence or for investigating CAAP spatiotemporal nature when using geographical information systems. The automated usage of digital media archives should be further explored and critically assessed in future research in criminology.

Authors/Creators:Ceccato, Vania and Abraham, Jonatan and Lundqvist, Peter
Title:Crimes against animal production: Exploring the use of media archives
Series Name/Journal:International Criminal Justice Review
Year of publishing :2021
Number of Pages:21
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 505 Law > Law and Society
Keywords:rural crime, animal rights activists, trespassing, thefts, geographical information systems (GIS), newspaper articles
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Faculty:LTV - Fakulteten för landskapsarkitektur, trädgårds- och växtproduktionsvetenskap
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Department of People and Society (from 2021)
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Deposited On:28 Jan 2022 09:25
Metadata Last Modified:28 Jan 2022 09:31

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