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Crime Science Series


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Crime science is a new way of thinking about and responding to the problem of crime in society. First, crime science is about crime. Instead of the usual focus in criminology on the characteristics of the criminal offender, crime science is concerned with the characteristics of the criminal event. Second, crime science is about science, advocating an evidence-based, problem-solving approach to crime control. Crime scientists actively engage with front-line criminal justice practitioners to reduce crime by making it more difficult for individuals to offend, and making it more likely that they will be detected if they do offend

The Crime Science series is utilitarian in its orientation and multidisciplinary in its foundations, drawing on disciplines from both the social and physical sciences, including criminology, sociology, psychology, geography, economics, architecture, industrial design, epidemiology, computer science, mathematics, engineering, and biology.

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Advances in Evidence-Based Policing

Advances in Evidence-Based Policing

1st Edition

Johannes Knutsson, Lisa Tompson
March 05, 2019

The evidence-based policing (EBP) movement has intensified in many countries around the world in recent years, resulting in a proliferation of policies and infrastructure to support such a transformation. This movement has come to be associated with particular methods of evaluation and systematic...

Rebuilding Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design: Strengthening the Links with Crime Science

Rebuilding Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design: Strengthening the Links with Crime Science

1st Edition

Rachel Armitage, Paul Ekblom
February 21, 2019

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is a practice-oriented approach to reduce the risk of offences such as burglary and fear of crime by modifying the built environment. In recent years, this approach has been criticised for duplicating terminology and for failing to integrate...

Realist Evaluation for Crime Science: Essays in Honour of Nick Tilley

Realist Evaluation for Crime Science: Essays in Honour of Nick Tilley

1st Edition

Graham Farrell, Aiden Sidebottom
October 30, 2018

This collection of essays, published to mark the 20th anniversary of Realistic Evaluation, celebrates the work of Professor Nick Tilley and his significant influence on the fields of policing, crime reduction and evaluation. With contributions from colleagues, co-authors and former students, many...

Cybercrime in Progress: Theory and prevention of technology-enabled offenses

Cybercrime in Progress: Theory and prevention of technology-enabled offenses

1st Edition

Thomas J Holt, Adam M Bossler
April 27, 2017

The emergence of the World Wide Web, smartphones, and computers has transformed the world and enabled individuals to engage in crimes in a multitude of new ways. Criminological scholarship on these issues has increased dramatically over the last decade, as have studies on ways to prevent and police...

Applied Police Research: Challenges and opportunities

Applied Police Research: Challenges and opportunities

1st Edition

Ella Cockbain, Johannes Knutsson
November 30, 2016

Remarkably little has been written about the theory and practice of applied police research, despite growing demand for evidence in crime prevention. Designed to fill this gap, this book offers a valuable new resource. It contains a carefully curated selection of contributions from some of the...

Environmental Criminology and Crime Analysis

Environmental Criminology and Crime Analysis

2nd Edition

Richard Wortley, Michael Townsley
November 01, 2016

Environmental criminology is a term that encompasses a range of overlapping perspectives. At its core, the many 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...

Situational Prevention of Poaching

Situational Prevention of Poaching

1st Edition

Andrew M Lemieux
August 04, 2015

For centuries, criminologists have looked for scientific ways to study, understand, and ultimately prevent crime. In this volume, a unique offense, poaching, is explored in various contexts to determine what opportunity structures favor this crime and how situational crime prevention may reduce its...

Affect and Cognition in Criminal Decision Making

Affect and Cognition in Criminal Decision Making

1st Edition

Jean-Louis van Gelder, Henk Elffers, Danielle Reynald, Daniel S Nagin
July 18, 2015

Research and theorizing on criminal decision making has not kept pace with recent developments in other fields of human decision making. Whereas criminal decision making theory is still largely dominated by cognitive approaches such as rational choice-based models, psychologists, behavioral...

Cognition and Crime: Offender Decision Making and Script Analyses

Cognition and Crime: Offender Decision Making and Script Analyses

1st Edition

Benoit Leclerc, Richard Wortley
June 09, 2015

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...

Evolution and Crime

Evolution and Crime

1st Edition

Jason Roach, Ken Pease
April 12, 2013

Human physique and behaviour has been shaped by the pressures of natural selection. This is received wisdom in all scientifically informed circles. Currently, the topic of crime is rarely touched upon in textbooks on evolution and the topic of evolution rarely even mentioned in criminology...

Patterns, Prevention, and Geometry of Crime

Patterns, Prevention, and Geometry of Crime

1st Edition

Martin A. Andresen, J. Bryan Kinney
April 12, 2013

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...

Raising the Bar

Raising the Bar

1st Edition

Kathryn Graham, Ross Homel
July 05, 2012

This book provides a definitive review of knowledge about bar room environments and their regulation, and provides directions for the prevention of aggression, violence and injury in and around public drinking establishments. It shows why drinking establishments are high risk for aggression, why...

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