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The Oxford Handbook of Crime Prevention
     

The Oxford Handbook of Crime Prevention

by Brandon 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 been frequently examined and their efficacy just as frequently questioned. Promising new

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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 been frequently 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195398823
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
03/12/2012
Series:
Oxford Handbooks Series
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.90(d)

Meet the Author

Brandon C. Welsh is Associate Professor in the College of Criminal Justice at Northeastern University and Senior Reserch Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement.
David P. Farrington is Professor of Psychological Criminology at the Institute of Criminology at Cambridge University.

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