The Oxford Handbook of Crime Prevention

Overview

Criminal justice prevention, more commonly called crime control, might be an arrest or a death penalty sentence. These traditional topics of deterrence and incapacitation have been frequently examined and their efficacy just as frequently questioned. Promising new forms of crime prevention—efforts undertaken before an individual comes into contact with the criminal justice system—have grown in recent decades, as has government support for such programs. These initiatives can include preschool intellectual ...

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Overview

Criminal justice prevention, more commonly called crime control, might be an arrest or a death penalty sentence. These traditional topics of deterrence and incapacitation have been frequently examined and their efficacy just as frequently questioned. Promising new forms of crime prevention—efforts undertaken before an individual comes into contact with the criminal justice system—have grown in recent decades, as has government support for such programs. These initiatives can include preschool intellectual enrichment and parent training, cleaning up abandoned houses and neighborhood watches, or street lighting, steering column locks, and CCTV.

The Oxford Handbook of Crime Prevention is the most reliable and the only comprehensive source on research and experience on the prevention of crime in the United States and across the Western world. It focuses on developmental, community, and situational prevention and provides in-depth critical reviews of the main theories supporting crime prevention programs, of the issues that confront prevention programs, and of the evidence and implications of the most important interventions. The Handbook concludes with a set of cross-cutting chapters on the implementation and evaluation of programs in a variety of contexts to advance knowledge and build a safer society through a rational and evidence-based approach to crime prevention.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195398823
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 3/12/2012
  • 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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Table of Contents

Preface Contributors
1. Crime Prevention and Public Policy Brandon C. Welsh and David P. Farrington

PART I: Developmental Crime Prevention
2. Developmental and Life-Course Theories of Offending Francis T. Cullen, Michael L. Benson, and Matthew D. Makarios
3. Risk and Protective Factors for Offending David P. Farrington, Rolf Loeber, and Maria M. Ttofi
4. Preventing Crime through Intervention in the Preschool Years Holly S. Schindler and Hirokazu Yoshikawa
5. Parent Training and the Prevention of Crime Alex R. Piquero and Wesley G. Jennings
6. Child Skills Training in the Prevention of Antisocial Development and Crime Friedrich Lösel and Doris Bender
7. Developmental Approaches in the Prevention of Female Offending Deborah Gorman-Smith and Alana M. Vivolo

PART II: Community Crime Prevention
8. Community-Level Influences on Crime and Offending Steven F. Messner and Gregory M. Zimmerman
9. Disorder and Crime Wesley G. Skogan
10. Poverty Deconcentration and the Prevention of Crime Jens Ludwig and Julia Burdick-Will
11. Peer Influence, Mentoring, and the Prevention of Crime Christopher J. Sullivan and Darrick Jolliffe
12. Comprehensive Community Partnerships for Preventing Crime Dennis P. Rosenbaum and Amie M. Schuck
13. Community-Based Substance Use Prevention Abigail A. Fagan and J. David Hawkins
14. School-Based Crime Prevention Denise C. Gottfredson, Philip J. Cook, and Chongmin Na

PART III: Situational Crime Prevention
15. Situational Crime Prevention: Classifying Techniques Using 'Good Enough' Theory Martha J. Smith and Ronald V. Clarke
16. High Crime Places, Times, and Offenders Anthony A. Braga
17. Crime Displacement and Diffusion of Benefits Shane D. Johnson, Rob T. Guerette, and Kate J. Bowers
18. Place-Based Crime Prevention: Theory, Evidence, and Policy John E. Eck and Rob T. Guerette
19. The Private Sector and Designing Products against Crime Paul Ekblom
20. Once Bitten, Twice Shy? Repeat Victimization and its Prevention Louise Grove and Graham Farrell

PART IV: Advancing Knowledge and Building a Safer Society
21. Implementing Crime Prevention: Good Governance and a Science of Implementation Ross Homel and Peter Homel
22. The Importance of Randomized Experiments in Evaluating Crime Prevention David Weisburd and Joshua C. Hinkle
23. Preventing Future Criminal Activities of Delinquents and Offenders Doris Layton MacKenzie
24. Public Opinion and Crime Prevention: A Review of International Trends Julian V. Roberts and Ross Hastings
25. The Science and Politics of Crime Prevention: Toward a New Crime Policy Brandon C. Welsh and David P. Farrington Index

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