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NCJ Number: 159624 Find in a Library
Title: Implementing Crime Prevention (From Building a Safer Society: Strategic Approaches to Crime Prevention, Volume 19, P 535-584, 1995, Michael Tonry and David P Farrington, eds.)
Author(s): G Laycock; N Tilley
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 50
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office
London, SW1H 9AT, England
University of Chicago Press
Chicago, IL 60637
Sale Source: University of Chicago Press
1427 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Situational crime prevention is increasingly proving its worth in crime control, but crime rates in many countries continue to rise.
Abstract: Existing small-scale but effective crime prevention measures should be more widely duplicated, and there is a need at all levels to identify mechanisms that will lead to more widespread implementation of situational crime prevention strategies. Legislative mandates and publicity can be used, but actually demonstrating that situational crime prevention measures produce cost savings may be more effective. A prerequisite of demonstrating cost-effectiveness is the availability of good data analysis. This points to a considerable training task and the need to introduce criminological theory and good research and evaluation practices to those with the authority and responsibility to take action against crime. Three main problems associated with implementing crime prevention are identified: (1) putting crime prevention on the agenda; (2) making crime prevention strategies effective; and (3) maintaining the impetus of crime prevention programs. The authors note that it may be possible to take advantage of new situational crime prevention opportunities with technological advances. 88 references, 1 table, and 3 figures
Main Term(s): Situational crime prevention
Index Term(s): Crime prevention measures; Crime prevention planning; Criminology; Science and Technology
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