Unraveled: An Evidence-Based Approach to Understanding and Preventing Crime

Unraveled: An Evidence-Based Approach to Understanding and Preventing Crime

by Karim Vellani
Unraveled: An Evidence-Based Approach to Understanding and Preventing Crime

Unraveled: An Evidence-Based Approach to Understanding and Preventing Crime

by Karim Vellani

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Overview


What cannot be measured, cannot be managed. Despite this axiom, few books in the security industry have tackled the need to truly understand crime. Unraveled: An Evidence-Based Approach to Understanding and Preventing Crime bridges the gap between criminological theories and the practical application of these theories in the real world. Unraveled is applicable to a broad audience of people responsible for making security decisions for one or hundreds of properties.

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Unraveled: An Evidence-Based Approach to Understanding and Preventing Crime provides a practical approach to understanding crime and the theories which support crime prevention and security measures. Using research, Unraveled guides security decision makers to a deeper understanding of the unique nature of crime at their properties, summarizes the theories which support crime prevention efforts, and how to objectively analyze security programs. Unraveled discusses crime data sources used in conducting crime analysis and explores ways to organize statistical data and the techniques used in crime analysis such as crime rate analysis, temporal analysis, threshold analysis and more. By explaining the significance of crime statistics relative to crime prevention theory and techniques, Unraveled provides readers with a clear, strategic plan to implement and evaluate crime prevention programs and optimize security programs.

Unraveled: An Evidence-Based Approach to Understanding and Preventing Crime includes an extensive bibliography and 600+ endnotes citing evidence-based research on the following topics: Definition of Crime Analysis, Units of Analysis, Crime Hot Spots, The importance of Place, Law Enforcement Data Sources. Calls for Service, Offense / Incident Reports, Uniform Crime Report (UCR), Law Enforcement Data Limitations, Crime Typologies, Victim-Offender Relationships, Violence Escalation, Crime Rates, Temporal Analysis, Spatial Analysis, Crime Thresholds, Forecasting, Modus Operandi Analysis, Crime Harm Index, Environmental Criminology/Crime Science, Problem Analysis Triangle (or new Crime Triangle), Opportunity Structure and Signatures, Opportunity Theories, Routine Activity Theory, Rational Choice Theory, Crime Pattern Theory, Situational Crime Prevention, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, Problem-Oriented Policing, Displacement and Diffusion of Benefits, Instrumental vs. Expressive Violence, Targeted Violent Crimes, Dispute-Related Violent Crimes, Predatory Violence, Limitations Of Violent Crime Prevention Research





Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798985359220
Publisher: Threat Analysis Group, LLC
Publication date: 12/14/2021
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 300
File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


DEDICATION


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS


EPIGRAPH


CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION

Statistics for Security Management

Users of Crime Analysis

Purpose of Crime Analysis

Return on Investment

The Predictability of Crime

W, W, W, W, and H

Definition of Crime Analysis


CHAPTER 2: CRIME AND PLACE

Units of Analysis

Country

State

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

City/County

Police Beat/District

Census Tract

Crime Statistical Reporting Area

Hot Spots

Area

Place


CHAPTER 3: DATA SOURCES

Utility, Availability, and Credibility

Security Incident Reports

Law Enforcement Data Sources

Calls for Service

Offense / Incident Data

Offense / Incident Reports

Uniform Crime Report (UCR)

Law Enforcement Data Limitations

Other Data Sources

Arrest Data

National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS)

Demographic Data


CHAPTER 4: METHODOLOGY

Process

Crime Typologies

Victim-Offender Relationships

Violence Escalation

Crime Rates

Temporal Analysis

Spatial Analysis

Spatio-Temporal Analysis

Other Crime Phenomena


CHAPTER 5: ADVANCED CONCEPTS IN CRIME ANALYSIS

Crime Thresholds

Forecasting

Modus Operandi Analysis

Crime Harm Index


CHAPTER 6: CRIME PREVENTION THEORIES

Environmental Criminology/Crime Science

Crime Triangle

Problem Analysis Triangle (or new Crime Triangle)

Handlers

Guardians

Place Managers

Opportunity Structure and Signatures

Opportunity Theories

Routine Activity Theory

Rational Choice Theory

Crime Pattern Theory

Broken Windows Theory


CHAPTER 7: Evidence-Based Research

Scientific Methods

Scientific Knowledge is Cumulative

Logic Models


CHAPTER 8: CRIME PREVENTION PRACTICES

Crime Prevention: A Process

SARA

Situational Crime Prevention

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

Problem-Oriented Policing

Displacement and Diffusion of Benefits

Decay and Residual Deterrence

Deterrence

Focused Deterrence

What Works, What Doesn't, and What's Promising

Instrumental vs. Expressive Violence

Targeted Violent Crimes

Dispute-Related Violent Crimes

Predatory Violence

Limitations Of Violent Crime Prevention Research

Security is Situational


APPENDIX A: UCR SRS


APPENDIX B: UCR NIBRS


BIBLIOGRAPHY


ENDNOTES


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