Crime Prevention

Crime Prevention : Principles, Perspectives and Practices

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Crime Prevention: Principles, Perspectives and Practices is a concise, comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of crime prevention. The authors contend that crime prevention strategies should include both social prevention and environmental prevention. It embraces these strategies as an alternative to policing, criminal justice and 'law and order'. Part I presents an overview of the history and theory of crime prevention, featuring chapters on social prevention, environmental prevention and evaluation. Part II explores the practice of crime prevention and the real life challenges of implementation, including policy making, prevention in public places, dealing with social disorder and planning for the future. Crime Prevention provides readers with an understanding of the political dimension of crime prevention and the ability to critically analyse prevention techniques. It is essential reading for undergraduate students of criminology, crime prevention and public policy.
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  • Paperback | 290 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 15mm | 520g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • Worked examples or Exercises
  • 1107622476
  • 9781107622470
  • 280,154

Table of contents

Part I. Theory: 1. Introduction: crime prevention and community safety in Australia; 2. Key approaches and frameworks; 3. Social prevention; 4. Environmental prevention; 5. Evaluating crime prevention; Part II. Practice: 6. From research to policy; 7. Prevention in public places; 8. Dealing with social disorder; 9. Emergent issues for crime prevention; 10. Planning the future.
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About Adam Sutton

Adam Sutton was Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of Melbourne. He passed away in 2010. Adrian Cherney is Senior Lecturer in Criminology in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Queensland. Rob White is Professor of Criminology in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Tasmania.
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