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Crime Prevention

Approaches, Practices, and Evaluations

This timely revision of Crime Prevention: Approaches, Practices, and Evaluations provides an up-to-date collection of the research on crime prevention. The prevailing approaches and strategies are organized into categories of primary prevention (designed to prevent conditions that foster deviance), secondary prevention (directed toward persons or conditions with a high potential for deviance), and tertiary prevention (dealing with those who have already committed offenses). The effects of physical environments, the mass media, displacement and diffusion, electronic monitoring, and home confinement are also explored. In addition to presenting a discussion of the different prevention approaches, the author provides insight into the effectiveness of each approach.

Paperback, 464 Pages

Published: January 2013

Imprint: Anderson Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4557-3137-4


  • "This eighth edition contains a new chapter on developmental prevention, discussing the use of risk factors for predicting behavior. There is also new material on organizing dysfunctional neighborhoods and the politics of prevention strategies."--Reference & Research Book News, October 2013


  • 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. Developmental Prevention
    9. General Deterrence

    Section II: Secondary Prevention

    10. Prediction for Secondary Prevention
    11. Situational Crime Prevention
    12. Partnerships for Crime Prevention
    13. Drugs, Crime, and Crime Prevention
    14. The School and Crime Prevention

    Section III: Tertiary Prevention
    15. Specific Deterrence and Incapacitation
    16. Rehabilitation
    17. Some Closing Thoughts on Crime Prevention and the Future


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