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Crime Prevention
Principles, Perspectives and Practices

2nd Edition


  • Date Published: December 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107622470

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  • Crime Prevention: Principles, Perspectives and Practices is a concise, comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of crime prevention. The authors contend that crime prevention strategies should include both social prevention and environmental prevention. It embraces these strategies as an alternative to policing, criminal justice and 'law and order'. Part I presents an overview of the history and theory of crime prevention, featuring chapters on social prevention, environmental prevention and evaluation. Part II explores the practice of crime prevention and the real life challenges of implementation, including policy making, prevention in public places, dealing with social disorder and planning for the future. Crime Prevention provides readers with an understanding of the political dimension of crime prevention and the ability to critically analyse prevention techniques. It is essential reading for undergraduate students of criminology, crime prevention and public policy.

    • This edition features a new chapter on emergent issues in crime prevention including cybercrime, environmental crime and counterterrorism
    • Case studies, discussion questions and a glossary of key terms highlight the links between development and application of crime prevention approaches
    • Covers a range of Australian examples within an international context
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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: December 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107622470
    • length: 290 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.52kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Theory:
    1. Introduction: crime prevention and community safety in Australia
    2. Key approaches and frameworks
    3. Social prevention
    4. Environmental prevention
    5. Evaluating crime prevention
    Part II. Practice:
    6. From research to policy
    7. Prevention in public places
    8. Dealing with social disorder
    9. Emergent issues for crime prevention
    10. Planning the future.

  • Authors

    Adam Sutton
    Adam Sutton was Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of Melbourne. He passed away in 2010.

    Adrian Cherney, University of Queensland
    Adrian Cherney is Senior Lecturer in Criminology in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Queensland.

    Rob White, University of Tasmania
    Rob White is Professor of Criminology in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Tasmania.

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