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Crime Prevention

Crime Prevention
A Critical Introduction

January 2011 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
How do we reduce and prevent crime? This is a question with which governments, academics and criminal justice professionals have been grappling for decades. Crime Prevention explores the legislative developments, policy changes and practical strategies that have been put in place in recent years in an attempt to manage the level of crime in our society.

The book assesses how governments' approaches to serious crime, the war on terror, human rights and race and immigration policies have influenced ideas about community safety and crime prevention. It offers a handy glossary, along with suggestions for further reading, in order to enhance understanding of critical issues.

Accessible and compelling, this book is essential reading for students of criminology, criminal justice and social policy. It is also an indispensable analytical tool for professionals working within the criminal justice arena.

Crime Prevention in the Twentieth Century
Joining up to the New Labour Agenda
Crime and Community: From Communitarianism to the Management of Crime
Shifting the Control Culture
The Focus on Children and Youth
Confronting Racist Britain?
War and Securitization
Fighting the Enemy within: Building Cohesive Communities
Serious and Organized? Legislative and Mission Creep in 'the Sick Man of Europe'
The Changing Face of Crime Prevention

The title of this book belies the in depth analytical and critical approach taken to a wide range of crime prevention issues. Asw such it is well worth the undergraduate student using this to help them frame their debates

Mr Ashley Tiffen
Institute of Policing and Criminal Justice Studies, University of Cumbria
April 8, 2014

This is a good book for a course I am writing on crime prevention and reduction. Awaiting validation on this optional course.

Ms Allison Savory
Department of Social Sciences, Bucks New University
October 18, 2013

I have actually adopted this for both UG and PG students. The focus and content of the book is very different from most of the other material in this area. I hope that Dr Evans is working on a sequel.

Dr Carol Borland Jones
Natural and Social Sciences, Gloucestershire University
October 9, 2012

An interesting and coherent introduction to Crime prevention, particularly useful for critical Criminology undergraduate courses

Dr Victoria Canning
Sociology , Liverpool John Moores University
February 10, 2012

Good overview of a number of policy areas and issues around crime prevention

Graham Smyth
Department of Sociology, Manchester Metropolitan University
January 10, 2012

A concise and up-to-date account of crime prevention theory, practice and research written to be accessible and interesting to both academics and students.

Miss Frances Jackson
Public Services, Peterborough Regional College
October 25, 2011

A useful introdutory text for undergraduate students. Provides a detailed analysis of crime prevention policies and practice in the UK.

Mr Stephen Whattam
applied criminal justice studies, university of bradford
August 8, 2011

Useful in the very narrow area of prevention

Mr Ashley Tiffen
Law , University of Cumbria
July 7, 2011

Karen Evans provides a detailed critical review of strategies adopted in order to engage communities in a joint task of reducing crime. The practical issues associated with such a task are presented in the context of changing political and ideological structures, not least the move towards more sophisticated crime control strategies.
For students, Evans presents the complexities of the 'Third Way' in an accessible way, emphasizing the multifarious task of community engagement.
An excellent text for undergraduate, postgraduate and researchers.

Dr Paul Taylor
Social Studies and Counselling, Chester University
June 26, 2011

This book is a useful supplement to the key readings in this area.

Dr Azrini Wahidin
Sch of Sociology,Soc Policy & Soc Work, Queen's University Belfast
March 12, 2011

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