The Criminology of Place

Street Segments and Our Understanding of the Crime Problem
Author: David L. Weisburd,Elizabeth R. Groff,Sue-Ming Yang
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199928630
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
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Based on a 16-year longitudinal study of crime in Seattle, Washington.

The Future of Criminology


Author: Rolf Loeber,Brandon C. Welsh
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199917957
Category: Law
Page: 304
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The Future of Criminology takes stock of the major advances and developments that have taken place in the past several decades and asks where the field of criminology is headed. In thirty-three brief essays, the field's leading scholars provide their views into the future of what needs to be done in research, policy, and practice in the discipline.

Place Matters


Author: David Weisburd,Cody W. Telep,Breanne Cave,Kate Bowers,John E. Eck,Gerben Bruinsma,Charlotte Gill,Elizabeth Groff,Julie Hibdon,Joshua C. Hinkle,Shane D. Johnson,Brian Lawton,Cynthia Lum,Jerry Ratcliffe,George Rengert,Travis Taniguchi
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110702952X
Category: Political Science
Page: 200
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The book summarizes what we know about crime and place, and provides an agenda for future research in this area.

Crime Prevention

Principles, Perspectives and Practices
Author: Adam Sutton,Adrian Cherney,Rob White
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107663458
Category: Social Science
Page: 276
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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.

The Criminal Act

The Role and Influence of Routine Activity Theory
Author: M. Andresen,G. Farrell
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137391324
Category: Social Science
Page: 273
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This volume provides a unique collection of essays in honour of the work of Marcus Felson and his notable contribution to routine activity theory, environmental criminology and the discipline more broadly. Chapter 5 of this book is open access under a CC BY license.

Crime, Violence, Justice and Social Order

Monitoring Contemporary Security Issues
Author: Paul Ponsaers,Adam Crawford,Jacques de Maillard,Antoinette Verhage,Joanna Shapland
Publisher: Maklu
ISBN: 9046606031
Category: Social Science
Page: 298
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"This book contains a selection of papers, which were presented and discussed at the first GERN Summer School for PhD students held in September 2012 at Ghent University, Belgium"--Backcover.

Policing in Israel

Studying Crime Control, Community, and Counterterrorism
Author: Tal Jonathan-Zamir,David Weisburd,Badi Hasisi
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498722571
Category: Computers
Page: 277
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"It is hoped that, through this series, it will be possible to accelerate the process of building knowledge about policing and help bridge the gap between the two worldsthe world of police research and police practice. This is an invitation to police scholars and practitioners across the world to come and join in this venture."Dilip K. Das, PhD,

The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Criminology


Author: Gerben J. N. Bruinsma,Shane D. Johnson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190279702
Category: Social Science
Page: 976
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The study of how the environment, local geography, and physical locations influence crime has a long history that stretches across many research traditions. These include the neighborhood effects approach developed in the 1920s, the criminology of place, and a newer approach that attends to the perception of crime in communities. Aided by new technologies and improved data-reporting in recent decades, research in environmental criminology has developed rapidly within each of these approaches. Yet research in the subfield remains fragmented and competing theories are rarely examined together. The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Criminology takes a unique approach and synthesizes the contributions of existing methods to better integrate the subfield as a whole. Gerben J.N. Bruinsma and Shane D. Johnson have assembled a cast of top scholars to provide an in-depth source for understanding how and why physical setting can influence the emergence of crime, affect the environment, and impact individual or group behavior. The contributors address how changes in the environment, global connectivity, and technology provide more criminal opportunities and new ways of committing old crimes. They also explore how crimes committed in countries with distinct cultural practices like China and West Africa might lead to different spatial patterns of crime. This is a state-of-the-art compendium on environmental criminology that reflects the diverse research and theory developed across the western world.

Understanding Crime

Concepts, Issues, Decisions
Author: Joseph F. Sheley
Publisher: Thomson
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 237
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