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NCJ Number: 147834 Find in a Library
Editor(s): R V Clarke
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 239
Sponsoring Agency: Criminal Justice Press/Willow Tree Press
Monsey, NY 10952
Rutgers University
Newark, NJ 07102
Publication Number: ISBN 1-881798-01-1
Sale Source: Criminal Justice Press/Willow Tree Press
P.O. Box 249
Monsey, NY 10952
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This compilation of crime prevention studies covers situational crime prevention, problem-oriented policing, drug law enforcement, crime prevention in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, motor vehicle theft, property offenses, and a mechanism-based crime prevention classification.
Abstract: Four papers report evaluations of various situational crime prevention measures, including case studies of actions taken by the St. Louis police to deal with drug houses via problem-oriented policing; case studies of crime prevention in the Netherlands involving a public housing project, the public transport system, a shopping center, and three schools; and case studies of crime prevention involving motor vehicle theft. Other papers look at crime rates in terms of crime opportunities, in the context of gasoline drive offs from convenience stores and residential crimes, and consider ways of preventing these crimes. The remaining papers deal with theoretical aspects of crime prevention and include a new classification of crime prevention activity based on the notion of proximal circumstances (combination of the immediate situation and the offender's disposition). References, notes, tables, and figures
Main Term(s): Crime prevention measures
Index Term(s): Convenience store security; Crime Statistics; Crimes of opportunity; Criminology; Drug law enforcement; Foreign crime prevention; Missouri; Motor Vehicle Theft; Netherlands; Police effectiveness; Problem-Oriented Policing; Property crimes; Science and Technology; United Kingdom (UK)
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