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
     
 

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

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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.

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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

List of tables
List of contributors
Foreword
Preface
1Preventing crime1
2The Maryland Scientific Methods Scale13
3Family-based crime prevention22
4School-based crime prevention56
5Communities and crime prevention165
6Labor markets and crime risk factors198
7Preventing crime at places241
8Policing for crime prevention295
9Reducing the criminal activities of known offenders and delinquents: Crime prevention in the courts and corrections330
10Conclusion: What works, what doesn't, what's promising, and future directions405
Index422

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