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NCJ Number: 156851 Find in a Library
Title: Crime and Justice: A Review of Research, Volume 19
Editor(s): M Tonry; D P Farrington
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 706
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office
London, SW1H 9AT, England
University of Chicago Press
Chicago, IL 60637
Publication Number: ISBN 0-226-80824-6
Sale Source: University of Chicago Press
1427 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
United States of America
Type: Best Practice/State-of-the-Art Review
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Intended to provide a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art of research and knowledge concerning crime prevention, these 11 papers review theoretical and empirical research findings about different strategic approaches to crime prevention.
Abstract: The contributors, who are internationally recognized experts from Western Europe and North America, explore various methods of developmental, community, and situational crime prevention, as well as traditional law enforcement tactics. They examine strategies such as preventing criminal potential in high-risk groups, changing social conditions that influence crime, and reducing opportunities for the occurrence of crime. An overview summarizes theoretical, measurement, implementation, and evaluation issues. The subsequent papers detail research findings on community crime prevention, situational crime prevention, developmental crime prevention, public health and criminal justice approaches to prevention, the prevention of retail crimes, drug abuse prevention, the prevention of city-center street crimes, preventing repeat victimization, implementing crime prevention, and evaluating crime prevention. Figures, tables, chapter reference lists and abstracts, and author and subject indexes
Main Term(s): Crime prevention planning
Index Term(s): Cause removal crime prevention; Community crime prevention programs; Criminology; Situational crime prevention
Note: Volume 19 of the Crime and Justice Series
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