Environmental Criminology and Crime Analysis

Author: Richard Wortley
Publisher: Willan
ISBN: 1136308458
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Environmental criminology is a generic label that covers a range of overlapping perspectives. At the core, the various strands of environmental criminology are bound by a common focus on the role that the immediate environment plays in the performance of crime, and a conviction that careful analyses of these environmental influences are the key to the effective investigation, control and prevention of crime. Environmental Crime and Crime Analysis brings together for the first time the key contributions to environmental criminology to comprehensively define the field and synthesize the concepts and ideas surrounding environmental criminology. The chapters are written by leading theorists and practitioners in the field. Each chapter will analyze one of the twelve major elements of environmental criminology and crime analysis. This book will be essential reading for both practitioners and undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in this subject.

Classics in Environmental Criminology

Author: Martin A. Andresen
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439817790
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A careful analysis of environmental factors is key to understanding the causes of crime, to solving crimes, and eventually helping to predict and prevent them. Classics in Environmental Criminology is a comprehensive collection of seminal pieces from legendary contributors who focus on the role that the immediate environment plays in the occurrence of a crime. Defines the field Divided into three parts, the book begins by highlighting the development of environmental criminology as a discipline through its origins in spatial criminology. It examines social disorganization theory, which explains criminal activity with reference to the characteristics of the community that delinquents live in. It then discusses the ecology of crime with reference to macroenvironments and microenvironments. The next section introduces concepts such as routine activity theory, the geometric theory of crime, the rational choice theory of offending, and crime pattern theory. Offers perspectives on prevention The last part focuses on the concept of crime prevention, examines the idea of altering the environment in order to prevent crime, and discusses situational crime factors and efforts to reduce the opportunities for crimes to be committed. It considers the impact of routine activities on crime prevention initiatives and advocates a flexible approach to crime prevention based on the dynamic nature of our environment. The book concludes with a chapter outlining how environmental criminology has evolved in recent years and provides a future outlook on where it may be headed. Invaluable as a textbook and as a professional reference, this volume is a comprehensive survey of a critical field in contemporary criminological theory. Offering insight assembled by top academic figures within the criminology community, this work is destined to provoke further inquiry and research.

The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Criminology

Author: Gerben J. N. Bruinsma
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190279702
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The study of how the environment, local geography, and physical locations influence crime has a long history that stretches across many research traditions. These include the neighborhood effects approach developed in the 1920s, the criminology of place, and a newer approach that attends to the perception of crime in communities. Aided by new technologies and improved data-reporting in recent decades, research in environmental criminology has developed rapidly within each of these approaches. Yet research in the subfield remains fragmented and competing theories are rarely examined together. The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Criminology takes a unique approach and synthesizes the contributions of existing methods to better integrate the subfield as a whole. Gerben J.N. Bruinsma and Shane D. Johnson have assembled a cast of top scholars to provide an in-depth source for understanding how and why physical setting can influence the emergence of crime, affect the environment, and impact individual or group behavior. The contributors address how changes in the environment, global connectivity, and technology provide more criminal opportunities and new ways of committing old crimes. They also explore how crimes committed in countries with distinct cultural practices like China and West Africa might lead to different spatial patterns of crime. This is a state-of-the-art compendium on environmental criminology that reflects the diverse research and theory developed across the western world.

The Reasoning Criminologist

Author: Nick Tilley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136577998
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This book is a tribute to the work of criminologist Professor Ronald V. Clarke, in view of his enormous and enduring contribution to criminology and crime science. Clarke is best known for his development of the theory and application of situational crime prevention, although he also played a major part in the establishment of the British Crime Survey, in discussions of evaluation methodology, and in improving the knowledge base and tools for problem-oriented policing. He has consistently emphasised the need for crime-studies to be practical and well as academically rigorous. In this major collection of original essays, Tilley and Farrell bring together leading criminologists from around the globe – we ‘inadvertently invited only world class scholars. Oops.’ the editors profess – all of whom are colleagues or ex-students of Clarke. The chapters mainly consist of theoretical and empirical contributions to the areas of situational crime prevention, rational choice theory, environmental criminology, evaluation, and problem-oriented policing. The largely biographical introduction ‘Ronald V. Clarke – The Quiet Revolutionary’ is based on interviews with Clarke.

Cognition and Crime

Author: Benoit Leclerc
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136185348
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The rational choice perspective developed by Cornish and Clarke in 1986 provides criminologists with a valuable and practical framework for purposes of crime control and prevention. More than twenty-five years later, Cognition and Crime pushes the boundaries of this field of research by bringing together international leading (or emerging) researchers in this area of script analysis into a single volume for the first time. It also presents a series of original contributions on offender decision-making during crime and crime script analysis as well as offering a critical perspective of what could be achieved in the future to further help develop this field of research for prevention purposes. In addition, each empirical chapter treats a specific and important form of crime such as stalking violence, drug dealing, human trafficking for sexual exploitation, child sexual abuse, and transnational illegal market of endangered species. Academics and students from various backgrounds, and interested in investigating and preventing crime, will benefit from this book as it applies crime script analysis and discusses new and future developments in regards to this approach and the rational choice perspective. This volume will be of particular relevance for practitioners such as police officers and crime investigators.

Patterns Prevention and Geometry of Crime

Author: Martin A. Andresen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136497404
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P&P Brantingham’s enormous contribution to criminology has paved the way for major theoretical and empirical developments in the understanding of crime and its respective patterns, prevention, and geometry. In this unique collection of original essays, Andresen and Kinney bring together leading scholars in the field of environmental criminology to honour the work of P&P Brantingham with new research on the geometry of crime, patterns in crime and crime generators and attractors. Chapters include new perspectives on the crime mobility triangle, electronic monitoring, illegal drug markets, the patterns of vehicle theft for export, prolific offender patterns,crime rates in hotels and motels, violent crime and juvenile crime. A final chapter gathers together a collection of letters to P&P Brantingham, from key scholars reflecting on and celebrating their important contribution. This volume provides essential readings for those interested in the field of environmental criminology.

Environmental Criminology

Author: Martin A. Andresen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135006237
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The field of environmental criminology is a staple theoretical framework in contemporary criminological theory. With this book, Martin Andresen presents the first comprehensive and sole-authored textbook on this influential and compelling school of criminological thought. He covers a wide range of topics, including: the origins of environmental criminology; the primary theoretical frameworks, such as routine activity theory, geometric theory of crime, rational choice theory, and the pattern theory of crime; the practical application of environmental criminology; an examination of how theories are operationalized and tested; policy implications for the practice of crime prevention. As well as these "popular topics", Andresen also discusses also a number of topics that are at the leading edge of research within environmental criminology. This text will be ideal for courses on crime prevention, where students are often encouraged to consider policy problems and apply theory to practice. This book offers up environmental criminology as a theoretical framework for making sense of complex neighbourhood problems, meaning that it will be perfect for modules on geography of crime, crime analysis and indeed, environmental criminology. It would also be a good supplement for courses on criminological theory.

Become a Problem Solving Crime Analyst

Author: Ronald Clarke
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135898944
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Crime analysis has become an increasingly important part of policing and crime prevention, and thousands of specialist crime analysts are now employed by police forces worldwide. This is the first book to set out the principles and practice of crime analysis, and is designed to be used both by crime analysts themselves, by those responsible for the training of crime analysts and teaching its principles, and those teaching this subject as part of broader policing and criminal justice courses. The particular focus of this book is on the adoption of a problem solving approach, showing how crime analysis can be used and developed to support a problem oriented policing approach – based on the idea that the police should concentrate on identifying patterns of crime and anticipating crimes rather than just reacting to crimes once they have been committed. In his foreword to this book, Nick Ross, presenter of BBC Crime Watch, argues passionately that crime analysts are 'the new face of policing', and have a crucial part to play in the increasingly sophisticated police response to crime and its approach to crime prevention – 'You are the brains, the expert, the specialist, the boffin.'

T ter oder Opfer

Author: Klaus Wahl
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783497020379
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Ein Rentner wird in der U-Bahn von Jugendlichen fast totgeschlagen, eine Theatergruppe von Rechtsextremen krankenhausreif geprügelt und gedemütigt, ein Mann wegen seiner Hautfarbe von einer Gang durch die Straßen getrieben und schwer traumatisiert. Was geht in Jugendlichen vor, die sich so brutal verhalten? Warum schließen sie sich gewalttätigen Gruppen wie Hooligans oder Skinheads an? Und: Nimmt ihre Gewaltbereitschaft zu? Die Autoren lassen in ihrem Buch gewalttätige Jugendliche selbst zu Wort kommen: Sie sprechen über ihre Familien und ihre Kindheit und zeichnen nach, wie sie so aggressiv wurden. Ihre Berichte verdeutlichen, wie aus Opfern Täter werden können; sie sollen die Gewalttaten aber keineswegs rechtfertigen. Daher ergänzen die beiden Autoren die Täterbiografien durch moderne wissenschaftliche Erklärungsansätze. So bekommen professionelle Helfer - vor allem SozialpädagogInnen, ErzieherInnen und LehrerInnen - aktuelles Wissen darüber, wie Aggression und Gewaltneigung in Menschen entstehen. Klaus Wahl und Katja Hees stellen in einer leicht verständlichen Sprache Forschungsbefunde und Praxiserfahrungen aus dem Deutschen Jugendinstitut vor und zeigen, wie man der Gewalt gezielt gegensteuern und frühzeitig prosoziale Kompetenzen fördern kann. Sie liefern eine Übersicht über Trainings und Programme zur Gewaltprävention, die in Kindergärten, Schulen und in der Jugendhilfe eingesetzt werden können. Prof. Dr. Klaus Wahl, Sozialwissenschaftler, leitet die wissenschaftliche Stabsabteilung des Deutschen Jugendinstituts, forscht über aggressive Kinder und Jugendliche, lehrt an der Universität München und ist derzeit Fellow am Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg, Delmenhorst. Katja Hees, Dipl.-Kulturwirtin, arbeitet als selbstständige Journalistin in München. Sie war Stipendiatin der Evangelischen Journalistenschule, Berlin.