Crime Prevention

Approaches, Practices and Evaluations


  • Steven Lab

This book examines several types of crime prevention approaches and their goals, including those that are designed to prevent conditions that foster deviance, those directed toward persons or conditions with a high potential for deviance, and those for persons who have already committed crimes. This edition provides research and information on all aspects of crime prevention, including the physical environment and crime, neighborhood crime prevention, the mass media and crime prevention, crime displacement and diffusion, prediction, community policing, drugs, schools, and electronic monitoring and home confinement.
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Book information

  • Published: April 2010
  • ISBN: 978-1-4224-6327-7

Table of Contents

1. Crime and the Fear of Crime

2. Crime Prevention

3. Evaluation and Crime Prevention

Section I: Primary Prevention

4. The Physical Environment and Crime

5. Neighborhood Crime Prevention

6. Displacement and Diffusion

7. The Mass Media and Crime Prevention

8. General Deterrence

Section II: Secondary Prevention

9. Prediction for Secondary Prevention

10. Situational Crime Prevention

11. Partnerships for Crime Prevention

12. Drugs, Crime, and Crime Prevention

13. The School and Crime Prevention

Section III: Tertiary Prevention

14. Specific Deterrence and Incapacitation

15. Rehabilitation

16. Some Closing Thoughts on Crime Prevention and the Future