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NCJ Number: 229306 Find in a Library
Title: Crime Prevention Policies in Comparative Perspective
Editor(s): Adam Crawford
Date Published: 2009
Page Count: 294
Sponsoring Agency: Willan Publishing
Portland, OR 97213-3644
Publication Number: ISBN 978-1-8439-412-8
Sale Source: Willan Publishing
c/o ISBS, 5804 N.E. Hassalo Street
Portland, OR 97213-3644
United States of America
Type: Collected Work
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This collection examines the extent that policy ideas and practices of crime prevention have been explored between countries.
Abstract: This book brings together a collection of leading international commentators, most of whom have been intimately involved in crime prevention policy and/or researching crime prevention practices over the past two decades. In the first chapter, a comparative frame of analysis for thinking about jurisdiction-specific developments in Europe is outlined and considers a number of cross-cutting themes, issues, and dynamics of change. The subsequent 11 chapters present country-specific accounts of crime prevention policies and their development in a number of selected European jurisdictions. In each chapter, in addition to providing a descriptive overview of key events, initiatives, and ideas, the authors explain and assess the paths taken and the factors influencing developments (both conceptual and institutional) as well as the infrastructures constructed for delivering crime prevention policies. Collectively, the chapters highlight patterns of convergence and divergence in the development of crime prevention policies and practices across different countries. Figures, tables, references, and index
Main Term(s): Criminal justice system policy; International cooperation
Index Term(s): Crime prevention planning; Criminal justice research; Europe; Jurisdiction
Note: For additional chapters see NCJ-229307-17.
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