Crime Prevention Approaches, Practices, and Evaluations

ISBN-10: 1455731374

ISBN-13: 9781455731374

Edition: 8th 2013 (Revised)

Authors: Steven P. Lab

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This book examines several types of crime prevention approaches along with their respective end-goals. Strategies discussed include those preemptive measures designed to prevent conditions that foster deviance, those directed toward persons or conditions with a high potential for deviance, and those for persons who have already committed offenses. The effects of physical environments, the mass media, displacement and diffusion, electronic monitoring, and home confinement are also explored. This timely revision provides a new chapter on developmental crime prevention - an innovative approach focusing on the ways in which victimization actually occurs and can serve as an impetus for motivated offenders. Additionally, those sections covering aspects of civil law have been expanded, and the politics of prevention is more specifically addressed throughout. All chapters now include updated summary tables that indicate the state of evidence as well as key terms and definitions, learning objectives, and web references. * Additional attention is paid to race issues, including the tangential topic of organizing dysfunctional neighborhoods * Includes a new chapter on developmental crime prevention as well as an expanded history section in Chapter 2, which traces the evolution of successful past practices as well as the first lines of defense * Enhanced online resources for both students and instructors including CPTED (Crime prevention through environmental design) exercises
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Book details

List price: $55.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 3/6/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 452
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.958
Language: English

Online Instructor and Student Resources
Preface to the Eighth Edition
Crime and the Fear of Crime
The Problem of Crime in Society
The Costs of Crime/Victimization
The Fear of Crime
Summary
Crime Prevention
Crime Prevention through the Ages
Defining Crime Prevention
Crime Prevention Classifications
Evaluation and Crime Prevention
Types of Evaluation
Theory and Measurement in Evaluation
The Method for Evaluation
An Overview of the Book
Primary Prevention
The Physical Environment and Crime
Crime Prevention through Environmental Design
Implementation of Environmental Design
Impact of Physical Design
Product Design
Incivility, Disorder, and Crime
Summary
Neighborhood Crime Prevention
Types of Neighborhood Crime Prevention Approaches
Building Guardianship
Evaluation of Neighborhood Crime Prevention
Citizen Participation and Support
Chapter Summary
Displacement and Diffusion
Crime Displacement
Diffusion
Offender Choice and Mobility
Evidence of Displacement and Diffusion
Implications of Displacement and Diffusion
The Mass Media and Crime Prevention
The Media and Crime
Mass Media Crime Prevention Activities
The Media's Responsibility for Crime Prevention
Summary
Developmental Crime Prevention
Background
Risk Factors and Developmental Prevention
Programs
Developmental Concerns
Summary
General Deterrence
Deterrence
The Deterrent Effect of Legal Sanctions
Perceptions and Deterrence
Summary
Secondary Prevention
Prediction for Secondary Prevention
Predicting Future Offending
Risk Factors and Prediction
Predicting Places and Events
Implications for Crime Prevention
Situational Crime Prevention
The Growth of Situational Prevention
The Theoretical Basis
Situational Typologies
Issues and Concerns with Situational Prevention
Implementing Situational Prevention
Situational Prevention Studies
Summary
Partnerships for Crime Prevention
Community Policing
Problem Identification
Partnership Efforts and Assessment
Successful Partnerships
Summary
Drugs, Crime, and Crime Prevention
The Scope of Drug Use
The Drugs-Crime Connection
Interventions and Prevention
Drugs and Crime Prevention
The School and Crime Prevention
Theoretical Views
Educational Factors and Delinquency
Responses to In-School Victimization
School Programs for Delinquency Prevention
The Future of School and Educational Programs in Crime Prevention
Tertiary Prevention
Specific Deterrence and Incapacitation
The Specific Deterrent Effect of Criminal Sanctions
Incapacitation
Future Implications
Rehabilitation
The "What Works?" Argument
Evaluations of Rehabilitation Programs
Assessing Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention
Some Closing Thoughts on Crime Prevention and the Future
The State of the Evidence
Improving Our Knowledge
Recognizing the Diversity in Crime Prevention
Summary
Glossary
References
Name Index
Subject Index
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