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Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)  

Paul Cozens and Terence Love

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Mar 2017
This chapter provides an overview of the principles of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). The paper focuses on the “dark side” of CPTED, a relatively underreported ... More

Crime Science  

Ella Cockbain and Gloria Laycock

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Mar 2017
Crime science (or more accurately crime and security science) has three core tenets: • the application of scientific methods • the study of crime and ... More

Defensible Space  

Robert I. Mawby

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Apr 2017
While the term “defensible space” is widely referenced in literature on situational crime pre vention and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, it is commonly mentioned in ... More

Developmental Targeted Prevention of Conduct Disorder  

Frank Vitaro and Richard E. Tremblay

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Dec 2016
Traditionally, the term targeted prevention refers to interventions designed to prevent the development of adjustment problems in individuals by reducing risk factors or by implementing ... More

Fear of Crime  

Nicole Rader

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Mar 2017
Fear of crime has been a serious social problem studied for almost 40 years. Early researchers focused on operationalization and conceptualization of fear of crime, specifically focusing ... More

Focused Deterrence Strategies  

Anthony Braga

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Feb 2017
Focused deterrence strategies are increasingly being implemented in the United States to reduce serious violent crime committed by gangs and other criminally-active groups, recurring ... More

Immigration and Crime  

Frances Bernat

In the context of crime, victimization, and immigration in the United States, research shows that people are afraid of immigrants because they think immigrants are a threat to their safety ... More

Neighborhood Watch  

Sylvia Chenery

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Mar 2017
Neighborhood Watch or Home Watch is internationally regarded as the largest voluntary crime prevention activity in the world. It is typically citizen instigated and police facilitated, ... More

Situational Crime Prevention  

Joshua D. Freilich and Graeme R. Newman

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Mar 2017
Situational crime prevention (SCP) is a criminological perspective that calls for expanding the crime-reduction role well beyond the justice system. SCP sees criminal law in a more ... More

Use of Civil Abatement to Combat Public Nuisances and Crime  

Arthur J. Lurigio and Elizabeth Maine Ellis

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Feb 2017
Civil abatement involves the use of non-criminal remedies to address crime and public disorder in communities. Such remedies can hold accountable nonperpetrators of criminal activities, ... More

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