Evidence-Based Crime Prevention / Edition 1

Evidence-Based Crime Prevention / Edition 1

by David P. Farrington, Doris Layton MacKenzie, Lawrence W. Sherman, Brandon C. Welsh
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415270472

ISBN-13: 9780415270472

Pub. Date: 05/10/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Crime prevention policy and practice is, on the whole, far from objective. Instead of being based on scientific evidence, the crime policy agenda is seemingly driven by political ideology, anecdotal evidence and programme trends. Evidence-Based Crime Prevention seeks to change this by comprehensively and rigorously assessing the existing scientific knowledge on the

Overview

Crime prevention policy and practice is, on the whole, far from objective. Instead of being based on scientific evidence, the crime policy agenda is seemingly driven by political ideology, anecdotal evidence and programme trends. Evidence-Based Crime Prevention seeks to change this by comprehensively and rigorously assessing the existing scientific knowledge on the effectiveness of crime prevention programmes internationally. Reviewing more than 600 scientific evaluations of programmes intended to prevent crime in settings such as families, schools, labour markets and communities, this book grades programmes on their scientific validity using the 'scientific methods scale'. This collection, which brings together contributions from leading researchers in the field of crime prevention, will provide policy-makers, researchers and community leaders with an understandable source of information about what works, what does not work and what is promising in preventing crime.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415270472
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/10/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.06(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword - Jerry Lee

1. Preventing Crime - Lawrence W. Sherman, David P. Farrington, Brandon C. Welsh and Doris
Layton MacKenzie

2. The Maryland Scientific Method Scale - David P. Farrington, Denise C. Gottfredson,Lawrence W. Sherman and Brandon C. Welsh

3. Family-Based Crime Prevention - David P. Farrington and Brandon C. Welsh

4. School-Based Crime Prevention - Denise C. Gottfredson, David B. Wilson and Stacy Skroban Najaka

5. Communities and Crime Prevention - Brandon C. Welsh and Akemi Hoshi

6. Labor Markets and Crime Risk Factors - Shawn D. Bushway and Peter Reuter

7. Preventing Crime at Places - John E. Eck

8. Policing for Crime Prevention - Lawrence W. Sherman and John E. Eck

9. Reducing the Criminal Activities of Known Offenders and Delinquents: Crime Prevention in the Courts and Corrections - Doris Layton Mackenzie

10. Conclusion: What Works, What Doesn't, What's Promising and Future Directions - Brandon C. Welsh and David P. Farrington


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