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Situational crime prevention : successful case studies

Author: R V G Clarke
Publisher: Guilderland, N.Y. : Harrow and Heston, [1997] ©1997
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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This book is a serious challenge to those who believe that only broad-based, state funded mega-projects constitute genuine preventive initiatives.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R V G Clarke
ISBN: 0911577386 9780911577389 0911577394 9780911577396
OCLC Number: 36877499
Description: x, 357 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Introduction / Ronald V. Clarke. Definition of situational prevention ; The four components of situational crime prevention ; Theoretical origins--the role of situational factors in crime ; Defensible space, CPTED and problem-oriented policing ; The rational choice perspective ; Environmental criminology, routine activities and lifestyles ; The opportunity structure for crime ; The action research methodology ; Sixteen opportunity-reducing techniques ; Effectiveness of situational prevention ; Displacement of crime ; Understanding displacement ; Diffusion of benefits ; A prescription for evaluation ; Philosophical and ethical issues ; Political and professional constituencies for situational prevention ; The selection of case studies --
pt. 2. Case studies. Steering column locks and motor vehicle theft: evaluations from three countries / Barry Webb ; An evaluation of walkway demolition on a British housing estate / Barry Poyner ; Developing more effective strategies for curbing prostitution / Roger Matthews ; Reducing theft from shopping bags in city center markets / Barry Poyner and Barry Webb ; Deterring obscene phone callers: the New Jersey experience / Ronald V. Clarke ; Eliminating pay phone toll fraud at the Port Authority bus terminal in Manhattan / Gisela Bichler and Ronald V. Clarke ; Macro measures against crime: the example of check forgeries / Johannes Knutsson and Eckhart Kuhlhorn ; The economic benefit of electronic article surveillance / Robert L. DiLonardo ; Preventing auto theft in commuter lots: a bike patrol in Vancouver / Paul Barclay, Jennifer Buckley, Paul J. Brantingham, Patricia L. Brantingham and Terry Whin-Yates ; Situational crime prevention in two parking facilities / Barry Poyner ; CCTV in three town centers in England / Ben Brown ; Reduction of employee theft in a retail environment: displacement vs. diffusion of benefits / Barry Masuda ; Preventing convenience store robbery through environmental design / Ronald D. Hunter and C. Ray Jeffrey ; Biting back: preventing repeat burglary and car crime in Huddersfield / David Anderson and Ken Pease ; The crime reducing effect of improved street lighting: the Dudley Project / Kate Painter and David P. Farrington ; Operation Identification, or, The power of publicity? / Gloria Laycock ; Housing allowances in a welfare society: reducing the temptation to cheat / Eckart Kuhlhorn ; Subway graffiti in New York City: "gettin' up" vs. "meanin' it and cleanin' it" / Maryalice Sloan-Howitt and George L. Kelling ; Refund fraud in retail stores / Dennis Challinger ; Preventing drunkenness and violence around nightclubs in a tourist resort / Ross Homel, Marg Hauritz, Gillian McIlwain, Richard Wortley and Russell Carvolth ; Security by design on the Washington Metro / Nancy G. La Vigne ; From the panopticon to Disney World: the development of discipline / Clifford D. Shearing and Phillip C. Stenning.
Responsibility: Ronald V. Clarke, editor.
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