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  NCJ Number: NCJ 165041     Find in a Library
  Title: Reorienting Crime Prevention Research and Policy: From the Causes of Criminality to the Context of Crime
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Author(s): D Weisburd
  Corporate Author: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 1997
  Page Count: 31
  Series: NIJ Research Report
  Annotation: This report contends that reorienting crime prevention research and policy from the causes of criminality to the context of crime holds much promise and suggests that more work must be done before it can be assumed that this shift in focus will lead to more successful crime prevention policies.
  Abstract: The report reviews factors that have hindered the development of a situational approach to crime prevention research and policy in the past and factors that have contributed to the growing influence of situational crime prevention in recent years. Relative strengths of situational crime prevention are compared with more traditional crime prevention approaches, areas where situational crime prevention has generated new insights about crime and potential responses to it are identified, and evidence that supports situational crime prevention strategies is discussed. The development of a research agenda is recommended to permit the critical exploration of assumptions on which situational crime prevention is based.
  Main Term(s): Crime prevention measures
  Index Term(s): Crime control policies ; Criminal justice research ; Crime prevention planning ; Situational crime prevention
  Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
United States of America
  Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
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  Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
  Note: National Institute of Justice Research Report. Paper presented at a conference on criminal justice research and evaluation, 1996, Washington, DC
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