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The Ethics of Situational Crime Prevention

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ISBN13: 9781841131719
ISBN: 1841131717
Published: December 2000
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

Situational crime prevention has drawn increasing interest in recent years, yet the debate has looked mainly at whether it 'works' to prevent crime. Little attention has been paid to how it alters conceptions and strategies of crime prevention in modern society, and to the ethical questions concerning its potential impact on freedom and privacy.;This volume aims to address the ethics of situational crime prevention. Are situational crime prevention strategies likely to constrain unduly people's freedom of movement? Do such strategies involve an intrusive scrutiny of people's everyday activities? Can ethical principles be developed that would help distinguish acceptable from unacceptable forms of intervention?;The second issue concerns the place of situational crime prevention within criminology. To what extent does its emergence represent a basic shift in thinking about the nature of crime, and about prospects and strategies for dealing with it? To what extent is crime being treated as a 'normal' risk to be managed? How far does situational crime prevention place responsibility for crime prevention beyond the state apparatus to the organisations and institutions of civil society? What are the social and political implications of doing so?

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Ideas, institutions and situational crime prevention, David Garland; benefits, burdens and responsibilities - some ethical dimensions of situational crime prevention, R.A. Duff and S.E. Marshall; the burdens of situational crime prevention - an ethical commentary, John Kleinig; the ethics of public television surveillance, Andrew von Hirsch; exclusion from public space, Andrew von Hirsch and Clifford Shearing; situational prevention, criminology and social values, Ronald V. Clarke; situational prevention - social values and social viewpoints, Joanna Shapland; situational crime prevention in mass private property, Alison Wakefield; changing situations and changing people, David J. Smith; for a sociological theory of situations (or how useful is pragmatic criminology), Tim Hope and Richard Sparks; situational crime prevention, urban governance and trust relations, Adam Crawford; the new criminologies of everyday life - routine activity theory in historical and social context, David Garland.