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NCJ Number: 158107 Find in a Library
Title: Crime Environments and Situational Prevention
Journal: European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research  Volume:3  Issue:3  Dated:(1995)  Pages:complete issue
Editor(s): M Hough; J Marshall
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 168
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Netherlands
Annotation: These 10 papers focus on situational factors in crime and their implications for crime prevention and crime control.
Abstract: Individual papers focus on concepts and methods for identifying and understanding crime hot spots, the role of surveillance as a form of social control and the ways in which different social contexts yield variations in forms of surveillance, and the role of routine activity theory in relation to victims' activities. Additional papers consider the impact of a natural disaster (Hurricane Andrew in Florida in 1992), linkages between individuals' perceptions of danger and judgments about the distance involved in routes regarded as relatively risky, and a program to reduce thefts from vehicles in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Other papers present the findings of a study that used mapping techniques and interviews with burglars in Cambridge, England, to identify both hot spots and the reasons why these locations are attractive to burglars and to explore the use of crime analysis in the Netherlands with respect to the impacts of extending store hours and the crime risks of taxi drivers. The final paper explores the role of the telephone in drug markets, with emphasis on new technologies such as mobile telephones and cloned telephones and potential strategies to counter them. 4 references
Main Term(s): Situational crime prevention
Index Term(s): Crime displacement; Crime prevention planning; Criminology; Foreign crime prevention; Social control
Note: Papers presented at the Fourth International Seminar on Environmental Criminology and Crime Analysis, Cambridge, England, July 1995
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