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Placing an equal emphasis on theory and practice, this text provides a comprehensive introduction to crime prevention. It begins with an overview of the subject, discusses various crime prevention approaches, and describes how to plan and implement a crime prevention project. It also examines the role of government and the police, and provides a section on special topics in crime prevention.
The book contains interactive exercises which help readers apply concepts and strategies to hypothetical and real situations. Also included are hyperlinks, end-of-chapter resource listings, illustrations, and a CD-ROM with PowerPoint® slides. An instructor’s manual is available with qualifying course adoption.