• Cristina Rechea Alberola
  • Raquel Bartolomé Gutiérrez


In 1992, the research group in criminology from the University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain) participated in the first wave of the ISRD. That is the reason why the Centre, now called Research in Criminology, was interested in participating in the ISRD-2. What follows first is a brief exposition on Spain today.

Spain, together with Portugal, forms the westernmost of the three biggest peninsulas in southern Europe, the Iberian Peninsula. In the extreme southwest of the continent (580,825 km2), there exists a big octagonal promontory, almost four-fifths of which is occupied by Spain. Spain is situated in a warm zone, and shares borders with the Cantabrian Sea, France and Andorra in the north; in the south it is bounded by the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean; and in the west, by the Atlantic Ocean and Portugal. Peninsular Spain has a total area of 493,486 km2 and another 12,489 km2 more corresponding to the Balearic and Canary islands, and the cities situated in the north of Africa: Ceuta and Melilla.


Young People Risk Behaviour Private School Delinquent Behaviour Property Crime 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cristina Rechea Alberola
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  • Raquel Bartolomé Gutiérrez
  1. 1.Centre of Research in CriminologyUniversity of Castilla-La ManchaAlbaceteSpain

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