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Overview

Crime prevention should be rational and should be base on the best possible evidence. Decision-makers should weigh heavily any available evidence on what works best. How can a program that has produced no discernable evidence of effectiveness, as shown through numerous evaluations, be considered for implementation? Unfortunately, this happens all the time. Evidence-based crime prevention attempts to overcome this and other obstacle by ensuring that the best available evidence is considered in any decision to implement a program designed to prevent crime. This book is about evidence-based crime prevention.

A project of the Campbell Collaboration Crime and Justice Group, Preventing Crime brings together the leading scientific evidence on what works best for a wide range of interventions organized around four important domains in criminology: at-risk children, offenders, victims, and place. It is the first book to assess the effectiveness of criminological interventions using the most rigorous review methodology of the systematic review. It is an indispensable guide to the leading scientific evidence on what works best to prevent crime.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402042430
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 12/15/2005
  • Edition description: 2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 244
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword. Preface. 1. Evidence-Based Crime Prevention.- Part I: What Works for Children. 2. Early Parent Training. 3. Child Social Skills Training.- Part II: What Works for Offenders. 4. Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions. 5. Boot Camps. 6. Scared Straight and Other Juvenile Awareness Programs. 7. Incarceration-Based Drug Treatment. 8. Costs and Benefits of Sentencing.- Part III: What Works for Victims. 9. Mandated Batterer Intervention Programs to Reduce Domestic Violence. 10. Restorative Justice to Reduce Victimization. 11. Preventing Repeat Residential Burglary Victimization.- Part IV: What Works for Places. 12. Policing Crime Hot Spots. 13. Closed-Circuit Television Surveillance. 14. Improved Street Lighting.- Part V: Policy Choices for A Safer Society. 15. Conclusions and Directions from Evidence-Based Crime Prevention.

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