Crime Prevention: Approaches, Practices, and Evaluations explores research on crime prevention. The principles and strategies discussed are categorically organized as primary, secondary, and tertiary preventions. Primary prevention is designed to prevent conditions that foster deviance, secondary prevention is for conditions and persons with a high potential for deviance, and the tertiary category is for persons who have already committed offences. The book is divided into three sections all of which are based on the three levels of crime prevention. The introductory part of the book covers the crime and its fundamentals such as victimization, the costs of crime, divergent findings about crime and fear, and the development of crime prevention and evaluation. Section 1 presents primary prevention and its principles and methods; sections 2 and 3 cover secondary and tertiary prevention, respectively, including discussions about situational prevention, partnerships for crime prevention and the politics of prevention procedures. The chapters in each section include up-to-date tables and outlines, key terms, learning objectives, Web links and glossary. Students, novices, and practitioners in the criminal justice field, advanced upper-level programs and courses, professional criminalists, and police and law enforcement officers will find this text an essential reference.

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Chapter 1 Crime and the Fear of Crime     The Problem of Crime in Society          Official Measures of Crime          Measuring Victimization          Summary     The Costs of Crime/Victimization     The Fear of Crime          The Discovery of Fear          Defining Fear          Measuring Fear          The Level of Fear          Fear and Crime          Fear and Demographics          Explaining the Divergent Findings          Fear Summary     Summary Chapter 2 Crime Prevention     Crime Prevention Through the Ages          Summary     Defining Crime Prevention     The Crime Prevention Model          Primary Crime Prevention          Secondary Crime Prevention          Tertiary Crime Prevention          Alternate Models and Crime Science     Summary Chapter 3 Evaluation and Crime Prevention     Types of Evaluation          Impact Evaluation          Process Evaluation          Cost-Benefit Evaluations     Theory and Measurement in Evaluation          Theoretical Concerns          Measurement Issues          Follow-Up Periods          Summary     The Method for Evaluation          Experimental Design          Realistic Evaluation          Summary     An Overview of the Book Section I Primary Prevention     Chapter 4 The Physical Environment and Crime          Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design          Implementation of Environmental Design          The Impact of Physical Design          Product Design          Incivility, Disorder, and Crime          Summary     Chapter 5 Neighborhood Crime Prevention          Types of Neighborhood Crime Prevention Approaches          Evaluation of Neighborhood Crime Prevention          Citizen Participation and Support          Chapter Summary     Chapter 6 Displacement and Diffusion          Crime Displacement          Diffusion          Offender Choice and Mobility          Evidence of Displacement and Diffusion          Implications of Displacement and Diffus


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