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Crime Book

Crime Prevention: Principles, perspectives and practices provides an example-based overview of prevention theory and practice.

Unlike other books, it argues that contemporary governments can and should embrace crime prevention as a policy alternative to ‘law and order’. Unlike most criminologists, the book’s authors contend that crime prevention strategies should include both social prevention (programs addressing social causes of delinquency) and environmental prevention (reducing crime by minimising opportunities).

After arguing the case for prevention, Crime Prevention: Principles, perspectives and practices provides an overview of key approaches and analytical frameworks, and explains theories and techniques of both social and environmental prevention.

Other issues discussed include program evaluation; crime prevention in Australia, the United Kingdom, other western European countries and the United States; crime prevention in public places; and crime prevention and public disorder.   This book is for professionals and students in the areas of crime prevention, criminology and sociology.

The authors

Adam Sutton is Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of Melbourne.
Adrian Cherney is Lecturer in the School of Justice Studies at the Queensland University of Technology.
Rob White is Professor of Sociology in the School of Sociology and Social Work, University of Tasmania.


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