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Theory for Practice in Situational Crime Prevention

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ISBN13: 9781881798439
ISBN: 1881798437
Published: November 2003
Publisher: Willan Publishing
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



The theme of this volume is the development and application of theory for use in situational crime prevention. The theoretical perspectives and concepts discussed include the rational choice perspective, environmental criminology, routine activity theory, repeat victimization, problem-oriented policing, the script analytical approach, and displacement. Some of the chapters critically analyze these ideas while others apply them to specific crime problems or to situational crime prevention practice.

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Contents:
Introduction Derek B. Cornish and Martha J. Smith; Classifying Common Police Problems: A Routine Activity Approach John E. Eck and Ronald V. Clarke; Opportunities, Precipitators and Criminal Decisions: A Reply to Wortley's Critique of Situational Crime Prevention Derek B. Cornish and Ronald V. Clarke; Situational Crime Prevention and Prison Control: Lessons for Each Other Richard Wortley; Anticipating the Displacement of Crime Using the Principles of Environmental Criminology Paul J. Brantingham and Patricia L. Brantingham; The Process of Co-offending Marcus Felson Crime and Innovation: A Script Analysis of Patterns in Check Forgery Julie Lacoste and Pierre Tremblay; Exploring Target Attractiveness in Vandalism: An Experimental Approach Martha J. Smith The Motives, Methods and Decision Making of Convenience Store Robbers: Interviews with 28 Incarcerated Offenders in Massachusetts Anthony J. Petrosino and Diana Brensilber; Measuring and Interpreting Repeat Victimization Using Police Data: An Analysis of Burglary Data and Policy for Charlotte, North Carolina Graham Farrell and Ken Pease.