SECOND EDITION COMING SOON IN NOVEMBER 2014.
In the interim, the first edition is available.
The book examines dominant approaches (situational, social development, community crime prevention, and community policing), as well as process-oriented issues essential to its application (planning, implementing, and evaluating a crime prevention project), balancing a scholarly analysis of the subject while imparting useful skills.
- Presents an introduction to and overview of the theory and practice of crime prevention
- Explains how etiological theories of crime and criminal behavior inform each of the dominant crime prevention approaches
- Encourages the development of knowledge, expertise, and practical skills among students and crime prevention practitioners that can be applied in the real world
- Provides a detailed, step-by-step approach to the planning, implementation, evaluation, and maintenance of successful crime prevention interventions
- Enhances the development of critical analytical thinking, communication, and writing skills of the reader