Handbook of Crime Prevention and Community Safety

Handbook of Crime Prevention and Community Safety

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Edited by Nick Tilley

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  • Publisher: Willan Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 816 pages
  • Dimensions: 168mm x 246mm x 48mm | 1,402g
  • Publication date: 24 February 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Cullompton
  • ISBN 10: 1843921464
  • ISBN 13: 9781843921462
  • Sales rank: 527,696

Product description

This book provides a comprehensive, authoritative and wide-ranging account of the background, theory and practice of crime prevention and community safety. It will be essential reading for anybody with interests in these fields, and will be the major work of reference on this subject for those engaged in the practice, study or teaching of crime prevention. The book provides a detailed overview of the main theories and perspectives informing crime prevention policy and practice, and includes chapters covering efforts to address a number of the main types of crime problem. It also includes chapters relating to research methodologies used in conducting and evaluating crime prevention initiatives.

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Author information

Nick Tilley is Professor of Sociology at Nottingham Trent University and Visiting Professor at the Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science at UCL.

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'Preventing crime and increasing community safety has never been higher on the political or professional radar. This handbook is very timely and very comprehensive just what police officers, policy makers, students, community safety partnerships and communities need to guide good decisions and give clear insights in a complex field.' - Peter Neyroud, Chief Constable of Thames Valley and Vice President of the Association of Chief Police Officers 'This Handbook contains chapters by many stars in the field. These are excellent writers with something unique to say.' - Professor Marcus Felsen, Rutgers University 'This wide-ranging and impressive book provides an excellent and timely contribution of our understanding of an important and growing field. It will be an indispensable guide and resource for students of, and all those interested in, crime prevention and community safety.' - Professor Adam Crawford, University of Leeds

Table of contents

Preface Part 1: Background and context 1. Introduction, Nick Tilley 2. Crime prevention in context, Gordon Hughes and Adam Edwards Part 2: Approaches to prevention Introduction, Nick Tilley 3. Seven misconceptions of situational crime prevention, Ronald V. Clarke 4. Developmental crime prevention, Ross Homel 5. Community crime reduction, George L. Kelling 6. Progress and prospects in the prevention of repeat victimisation, Graham Farrell 7. Science in the service of crime reduction, Ken Pease Part 3:Means of preventing crime Introduction, Nick Tilley 8. Designing products against crime, Paul Ekblom 9. Planning out crime, Henry Shaftoe and Tim Read 10. Crime prevention and system design, Nick Tilley 11. Complicity, trading dynamics and prevalence in stolen goods markets, Mike Sutton 12. Reducing the capacity to offend, Martin Gill 13. Using publicity for preventive purposes, Kate Bowers and Shane Johnson 14. Youth diversion, Tim Newburn and Anna Souhami 15. Shifting and sharing police responsibility to address public safety problems, Michael S. Scott Part 4:Prevention in practice Introduction, Nick Tilley 16. The prevention of domestic burglary, Niall Hamilton-Smith and Andrew Kent 17. Preventing vehicle crime, Barry Webb 18. Business and crime, Matt Hopkins and John Burrows 19. Violent and sexual crime, Mike Maguire and Fiona Brookman 20. Drugs and alcohol, Tim McSweeney and Mike Hough 21. The role of perceptual intervention in the management of crime fear, Jason Ditton and Martin Innes Part 5: The preventive process Introduction, Nick Tilley 22. Analysis for intervention, Alex Hirschfield 23. Deciding what to do, Gloria Laycock 24. Evaluation for lesson learning, John E. Eck 25. Partnership and crime prevention, Daniel Gilling