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NCJ Number: 220533 Find in a Library
Title: Pathways and Crime Prevention: Theory, Policy and Practice
Editor(s): Alan France; Ross Homel
Date Published: 2007
Page Count: 387
Sponsoring Agency: Willan Publishing
Portland, OR 97213-3644
Publication Number: ISBN: 978 1 84392 201 8
Sale Source: Willan Publishing
c/o ISBS, 5804 N.E. Hassalo Street
Portland, OR 97213-3644
United States of America
Type: Literature Review
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: From an Australian and United Kingdom perspective, this book attempts to contribute to a better understanding of pathways into and out of crime, and to improve prevention policies and approaches that involve intervention before crime and related problems emerge or become entrenched.
Abstract: By using qualitative and ethnographic methods, as well as quantitative approaches and by drawing on new work in the field of developmental prevention, this book explores new evidence from research on pathways into and out of crime. It address a number of key problems, including the theorization of pathways, social context and human agency, the influence of poverty and social exclusion on pathways towards adulthood and toward crime, and the ways in which learning from prevention research can be translated into effective policies and practices. The book argues that by broadening the research questions and exploring contributions from a wide range of disciplines ones understanding of both pathways and the type of interventions that might work will be greatly enhanced. Part 1 of the book is about understanding pathways into and out of crime and part 2 address prevention theory, policy, and practice. Several key concerns and issues running through the book as a whole include: (1) improving the conceptual foundations of pathways research; (2) deepening and widening one’s thinking about the methods that are used in pathways and prevention research; (3) exploring new empirical research into pathways and social contexts; (4) applying the insights of pathways thinking to the design and implementation of preventive interventions; (5) exploring new evidence from evaluations of preventive interventions; and (6) reflecting on the intersections between research, practice, and policy. Figures, tables, and references
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Antisocial attitudes; Crime Control Programs; Crime prevention measures; Crime prevention planning; Developmental criminology; Deviance; Evaluative research; Literature reviews; Problem behavior
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