Preventing Crime

What Works for Children, Offenders, Victims and Places

Editors: Welsh, Brandon C., Farrington, David P. (Eds.)

  • Examines evidence-based crime prevention through the use of the rigorous methodology of systematic reviews
  • Offers an indispensable guide to the leading scientific evidence on what works best to prevent crime
  • Brings together the leading experts on evidence-based crime prevention from across the world
  • Covers important and topical interventions, including child skills training, cognitive-behavioral therapy, restorative justice, repeat victimization, hot spots policing, and CCTV
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Crime prevention should be rational and should be based on the best possible evidence. Decision-makers should weigh heavily any available evidence on what works best. How can a program that has produced no discernable evidence of effectiveness, as shown through numerous evaluations, be considered for implementation? Unfortunately, this happens all the time. Evidence-based crime prevention attempts to overcome this and other obstacles by ensuring that the best available evidence is considered in any decision to implement a program designed to prevent crime. This book is about evidence-based crime prevention.

A project of the Campbell Collaboration Crime and Justice Group, Preventing Crime brings together the leading scientific evidence on what works best for a wide range of interventions organized around four important domains in criminology: at-risk children, offenders, victims, and places. It is the first book to assess the effectiveness of criminological interventions using the most rigorous review methodology of the systematic review. It is an indispensable guide to the leading scientific evidence on what works best to prevent crime.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Evidence-Based Crime Prevention

    Brandon C. Welsh, David P. Farrington

    Pages 1-17

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions

    Mark W. Lipsey, Nana A. Landenberger

    Pages 57-71

  • Preventing Repeat Residential Burglary Victimization

    Graham Farrell, Ken Pease

    Pages 161-176

  • Closed-Circuit Television Surveillance

    Brandon C. Welsh, David P. Farrington

    Pages 193-208

  • Improved Street Lighting

    Brandon C. Welsh, David P. Farrington

    Pages 209-224

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $89.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-69168-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Preventing Crime
Book Subtitle
What Works for Children, Offenders, Victims and Places
Editors
  • Brandon C. Welsh
  • David P. Farrington
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-69169-5
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-69169-5
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-69168-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 244
Number of Illustrations and Tables
14 b/w illustrations
Additional Information
Originally published by Springer Netherlands, 2005
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