The Oxford Handbook of Crime Prevention

Paperback | June 18, 2014

byBrandon C. Welsh, David P. Farrington

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How can a society prevent - not deter, not punish - but prevent crime? Criminal justice prevention, commonly called crime control, aims to prevent crime after an initial offence has been commited through anything from an arrest to a death penalty sentence. These traditional means have beenfrequently examined and their efficacy just as frequently questioned. Promising new forms of crime prevention have emerged and expanded as important components of an overall strategy to reduce crime. Crime prevention today has developed along three lines: interventions to improve the life chances of children and prevent them from embarking on a life of crime; programs and policies designed to ameliorate the social conditions and institutions that influence offending; and the modification ormanipulation of the physical environment, products, or systems to reduce everyday opportunities for crime. Each strategy aims at preventing crime or criminal offending in the first instance - before the act has been committed. Each, importantly, takes place outside of the formal criminal justicesystem, representing an alternative, perhaps even socially progressive way to reduce crime. The Oxford Handbook of Crime Prevention is a comprehensive, up-to-date, and authoritative review of research on crime prevention. Bringing together top scholars in criminology, public policy, psychology, andsociology, this Handbook includes critical reviews of the main theories that form the basis of crime prevention, evidence-based assessments of the effectiveness of the most important interventions, and cross-cutting essays that examine implementation, evaluation methodology, and public policy. Covering the three major crime prevention strategies active today - developmental, community, and situational - this definitive volume addresses seriously and critically the ways in which the United States and the Western world have attempted, and should continue to strive for the of crime.

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How can a society prevent - not deter, not punish - but prevent crime? Criminal justice prevention, commonly called crime control, aims to prevent crime after an initial offence has been commited through anything from an arrest to a death penalty sentence. These traditional means have beenfrequently examined and their efficacy just as ...

Brandon C. Welsh is Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northeastern University and Senior Research Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement. David P. Farrington is Director of Research, Emeritus Professor of Psychological Criminology, and Leverhulme Trust Emeritus Fellow...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:560 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.68 inPublished:June 18, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceContributors1. Brandon C. Welsh and David P. Farrington: Crime Prevention and Public PolicyPart I: Developmental Crime Prevention2. Francis T. Cullen, Michael L. Benson, and Matthew D. Makarios: Developmental and Life-Course Theories of Offending3. David P. Farrington, Rolf Loeber, and Maria M. Ttofi: Risk and Protective Factors for Offending4. Holly S. Schindler and Hirokazu Yoshikawa: Preventing Crime Through Intervention in the Preschool Years5. Alex R. Piquero and Wesley G. Jennings: Parent Training and the Prevention of Crime6. Friedrich Losel and Doris Bender: Child Social Skills Training in the Prevention of Antisocial Development and Crime7. Deborah Gorman-Smith and Alana M. Vivolo: Developmental Approaches in the Prevention of Female OffendingPart II: Community Crime Prevention8. Steven F. Messner and Gregory M. Zimmerman: Community-Level Infl uences on Crime and Offending9. Wesley G. Skogan: Disorder and Crime10. Jens Ludwig and Julia Burdick-Will: Poverty Deconcentration and the Prevention of Crime11. Christopher J. Sullivan and Darrick Jolliffe: Peer Influence, Mentoring, and the Prevention of Crime12. Dennis P. Rosenbaum and Amie M. Schuck: Comprehensive Community Partnerships for Preventing Crime13. Abigail A. Fagan and J. David Hawkins: Community-Based Substance Use Prevention14. Denise C. Gottfredson, Philip J. Cook, and Chongmin Na: Schools and PreventionPart III: Situational Crime Prevention15. Martha J. Smith and Ronald V. Clarke: Situational Crime Prevention: Classifying Techniques Using "Good Enough" Theory16. Anthony A. Braga: High Crime Places, Times, and Offenders17. Shane D. Johnson, Rob T. Guerette, and Kate J. Bowers: Crime Displacement and Diffusion of Benefits18. John E. Eck and Rob T. Guerette: Place-Based Crime Prevention: Theory, Evidence, and Policy19. Paul Ekblom: The Private Sector and Designing Products Against Crime20. Louise Grove and Graham Farrell: Once Bitten, Twice Shy: Repeat Victimization and Its PreventionPart IV: Advancing Knowledge and Building a Safer Society21. Ross Homel and Peter Homel: Implementing Crime Prevention: Good Governance and a Science of Implementation22. David Weisburd and Joshua C. Hinkle: The Importance of Randomized Experiments in Evaluating Crime Prevention23. Doris Layton MacKenzie: Preventing Future Criminal Activities of Delinquents and Offenders24. Julian V. Roberts and Ross Hastings: Public Opinion and Crime Prevention: A Review of International Trends25. Brandon C. Welsh and David P. Farrington: The Science and Politics of Crime Prevention: Toward a New Crime PolicyIndex