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NCJ Number: 228372 Find in a Library
Title: Crime Prevention
Author(s): Nick Tilley
Date Published: 2009
Page Count: 222
Sponsoring Agency: Willan Publishing
Portland, OR 97213-3644
Publication Number: ISBN 978-84392-394-7
Sale Source: Willan Publishing
c/o ISBS, 5804 N.E. Hassalo Street
Portland, OR 97213-3644
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This book focuses on ways of preventing crime and was written for students, practitioners, and policymakers.
Abstract: Chapter 1 briefly describes major crime patterns that can inform decisions about where to direct crime prevention efforts. The following four chapters outline and discuss the main approaches to crime prevention, paying particular attention to the mechanisms, contexts and outcomes associated with them, and the ethical issues at stake with their use. Chapter 2 takes approaches associated with the criminal justice system. Chapter 3 takes approaches attempting to deal with criminality. Chapter 4 takes approaches that attempt to deal with social conditions producing criminal behavior. Chapter 5 takes approaches that focus on reducing opportunities for crime. Chapters 6, 7, and 8 move away from discussion of the differing approaches to crime prevention. Chapter 6 discusses the chronic problems encountered in implementing crime prevention initiatives. Chapter 7 discusses evaluation activity needed to improve the theories that are embedded in crime prevention programs, focusing on better policy and practice. Finally, chapter 8 briefly draws together and recapitulates the main themes of earlier chapters in the form of 12 key propositions, and outlines major patterns of crime that suggest where crime prevention interventions are likely to have their largest pay-off. Tables, figures, annex, references, and index
Main Term(s): Crime prevention measures
Index Term(s): Crime analysis; Crime causes theory; Crime prevention planning; Crime specific countermeasures; Research uses in policymaking
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