Environmental Criminology and Crime Analysis

ISBN-10: 1843922800

ISBN-13: 9781843922803

Edition: 2008

Authors: Lorraine Mazerolle, Richard Wortley, Sacha Rombouts

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List price: $59.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Willan Publishing
Publication date: 6/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Richard Wortley is Head of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Griffith University, Brisbane. He has a Ph.D in psychology from Macquarie University, Sydney, and began his career as a prison psychologist in the New South Wales prison system, a position he held for nine years. It was his experience in prisons that convinced Dr Wortley of the crucial role of the immediate environment in shaping human behaviour in general and prisoner behaviour in particular. During this period he was involved in the establishment of the first unit management facility in an Australian prison (Bathurst Gaol), and the success of these units in reducing violence showed him that positive change in prison was possible. Since taking up a university position he has taught and researched in the areas of corrections and crime prevention. Recent articles have appeared in Law and Human Behaviour, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Crime Prevention Studies and Studies in Crime and Crime Prevention. He is currently National Chair of the Australian College of Forensic Psychologists.

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Notes on contributors
Environmental criminology and crime analysis: situating the theory, analytic approach and application
Historical roots of the environmental perspective
Contemporary environmental approaches
The organisation of this book
Understanding the Crime Event
The rational choice perspective
Background and history
Core concepts of the rational choice perspective
The decision-making models
Distinguishing characteristics of the perspective
Misperceptions and criticisms
Situational precipitators of crime
Types of precipitators
Types of offenders
Types of offences
Implications for crime prevention
Routine activity approach
Clarification and history of the theory
Selection of words
Evolution of the theory
Crime pattern theory
Pattern theory
Analysing Crime Patterns
Crime mapping and hot spot analysis
The role of technology: how do we map crime and what is GIS?
What is geocoding?
Creating a point-pattern map and aggregating points to rates
Beyond mapping - geovisualisation
Clustering and clusters
Repeat victimisation
Repeat victimisation: opportunities and obstacles
Evidence, trials and tribulations
Ways ahead?
Repeat victimisation and the nature of suffering
Geographic profiling
Theoretical underpinnings of geographic profiling
A process model of geographic profiling
Case study
Preventing and Controlling Crime
Crime prevention through environmental design
The history of CPTED - major contributors
Key concepts
Popularity and development of defensible space and CPTED
The application of CPTED
CPTED - current status and future directions
Situational crime prevention
Theoretical background
Principles of situational prevention
The effectiveness of situational prevention
Social and ethical issues
Designing products against crime
History ancient and modern
Design fundamentals
Products and crime
How does it work? How product design can prevent crime
The challenges of design against crime
Involving designers in DAC
DAC - evidence of impact
Problem-oriented policing and environmental criminology
Standard policing strategy
Rethinking the ends and means of policing
Defining problem-oriented policing
The application of problem-oriented policing
Problem-oriented policing and scientific development
Implementing problem-oriented policing
Broken windows
Overview of broken windows
The original idea of broken windows
The eight core ideas
Intelligence-led policing
Distinctive features
A conceptual model of intelligence-led policing
Implementing intelligence-led policing
Evaluating intelligence-led policing
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