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Crime Prevention
Principles, Perspectives and Practices


  • Date Published: July 2008
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521684255


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  • Crime Prevention: Principles, Perspectives and Practices provides a comprehensive, example-based overview of prevention theory and practice. Unlike other books, it argues that contemporary governments can and should embrace crime prevention as a policy alternative to 'law and order' and, unlike most criminologists, the book's authors contend that crime prevention strategies should include both social prevention (programs addressing social causes of delinquency) and environmental prevention (reducing crime by minimising opportunities). After arguing the case for prevention, Crime Prevention: Principles, Perspectives and Practices discusses key approaches and analytical frameworks, and explains theories and techniques of both social and environmental prevention. Other issues discussed include program evaluation; crime prevention in Australia, the United Kingdom, other western European countries and the United States; crime prevention in public places; and crime prevention and public disorder. This book is essential reading for professionals and students in the areas of crime prevention, criminology and sociology.

    • The authors place current crime prevention themes in a more theoretical framework without neglecting practical considerations
    • This comprehensive book fills a void that exists in the current literature
    • An excellent resources for students in the disciplines of criminology, criminal justice and sociology
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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521684255
    • length: 208 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 154 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.31kg
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - no date available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Theory:
    1. Introduction: crime prevention and community safety in Australia
    2. Key approaches and analytical frameworks
    3. Social prevention
    4. Environmental prevention
    5. Evaluating crime prevention
    Part II. Practice:
    6. From research to policy
    7. Crime prevention in public places
    8. Crime prevention and social disorder
    9. Metropolis city: planning the future.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Crime Prevention
  • Authors

    Adam Sutton, University of Melbourne
    Adam Sutton is Associate Professor in Criminology in the School of Political Science, Criminology and Sociology at the University of Melbourne.

    Adrian Cherney, Queensland University of Technology
    Adrian Cherney is a lecturer in the justice studies program in the Faculty of Law at the Queensland University of Technology.

    Rob White, University of Tasmania
    Rob White is a Professor of Sociology in the School of Sociology & Social Work at the University of Tasmania.

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