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- DescriptionThis volume brings together a series of original contributions made by international experts dedicated to guiding efforts in preventing crime. The collection is divided into seven sections that cover cutting edge approaches to crime prevention: 1) the offenders' perspective on crime prevention 2) crime script analysis 3) crime mapping and spatial analysis 4) social network analysis 5) agent-based modelling 6) crime-proofing legislations 7) techlogies of crime prevention Each section includes one theoretical chapter to introduce the research approach followed by a series of empirical/applied contributions. The theoretical chapter aims to introduce and explain the approach of interest and discusses under which circumstances this strategy could best assist crime prevention. The objective of empirical/applied contributions is simply to showcase how these approaches can be apply. This collection can be seen as the end result of the convergence of vel ideas and analytical skills in the area of crime and crime prevention worldwide. It will be of interest to researchers in Crimilogy and Criminal Justice, as well as related fields like Sociology and Psychology, Security, Urban Planning, and Public Policy.
- Author BiographyBenoit Leclerc is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. He has been involved in research and clinical work with adolescent and adult sex offenders at the Philippe-Pinel Institute of Montreal for 7 years and received his Ph.D. from the Universite of Montreal, Canada. His research interests include script analysis, environmental criminology and situational crime prevention, and sexual offending. He is the lead investigator of a funded project on the study of the effectiveness of situational prevention to prevent sexual offences. Ernesto U. Savona, is Director of TRANSCRIME, Joint Research Centre of the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and the Universita degli Studi di Trento and Editor-in-Chief of European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research (Springer). Since 2003, he has been professor of Criminology at the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan. From 1986 to 2002, he was professor of Criminology at the Faculty of Law at the Universita degli Studi di Trento. From 1971 to 1986, he was associate professor at the Faculty of Statistical Sciences at the Universita La Sapienza in Rome. He is Past President of the European Society of Criminology (2003/2004) and Chair for the term 2011-2012 of the Global Agenda Council on Organized Crime of the World Economic Forum. Professor Savona is a member of the European Commission experts group on policy needs for data on crime and criminal justice and of the expert group on Firearms. His research interests and key publications include books and articles on organized crime, money laundering and corruption. He has developed for the 6th EU Research Framework Programme the crime-proofing approach aimed at preventing opportunities for crime inadvertently created by regulation.
- PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
- Date of Publication28/08/2016
- SubjectSocial Issues, Services & Welfare
- Place of PublicationCham
- Country of PublicationSwitzerland
- ImprintSpringer International Publishing AG
- Content Note25 black & white illustrations, 20 colour illustrations, biography
- Weight777 g
- Width155 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine24 mm
- Edited byBenoit Leclerc,Ernesto U. Savona
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