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Crime Prevention

Author(s): David Mackey, PhD, Plymouth State University
Kristine Levan, PhD, Plymouth State University
  • ISBN-13: 9781449615932
  • Paperback    440 pages      © 2013
Price: $99.95 US List
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Written by a collection of scholarly experts, Crime Prevention presents significant issues related to contemporary crime prevention efforts. Interdisciplinary in its approach, the text is written for courses within a criminal justice or sociology curriculum. Co-Editor and author, David Mackey begins by emphasizing the importance of crime prevention as it relates to financial and social costs and introduces students to the theoretical models of crime prevention. The subsequent order of the chapters parallels the medical model of crime prevention moving from primary crime prevention, secondary crime prevention, and tertiary crime prevention efforts. Traditional areas of crime prevention are reflected in the chapters on family/schools, guns, policing, sentencing, and correctional programs, and additional chapters cover emerging areas now considered critical to crime prevention, such as technology, surveillance, and specific efforts to protect more vulnerable populations.

Features & Benefits

  • Includes a comprehensive look at the many facets of crime prevention, merging both the theory and practice.
  • Provides a comprehensive discussion on a range of crime prevention topics while incorporating a theoretical foundation, a look at previous research, and existing policy analysis.
  • Includes the most recent data in the field, acknowledging the recent changes in crime prevention due to increased awareness of terrorism and advances in technological capabilities.
  • Instructor resources include a complete Test Bank and PowerPoint Lecture Outlines.

Applicable Courses

Crime Prevention is designed for the upper-level undergraduate course titled crime prevention or crime control in the Criminal Justice department.  It is interdisciplinary in its approach and is also appropriate for the justice studies and criminological theory courses within the Sociology department.

This text also serves well as a supplement to public policy and criminal justice policy courses in Criminal Justice, Political Science, and Public Administration departments.

Chapter  1  Introduction to Crime Prevention
Chapter  2  Primary Interventions: Crime Prevention in the Family and Schools
Chapter  3  Policing and Crime Prevention
Chapter  4  Guns and Crime: Crime Facilitation versus Crime Prevention
Chapter  5  Problem-Oriented Policing and Open-Air Drug Markets: Examining the Rockford Pulling Levers Deterrence Strategy
Chapter  6  Preventing Terrorism
Chapter  7  Technology & Crime Prevention
Chapter  8  Spatial Analysis of Property Crimes, Foreclosure and Other Socio-Economic Variables: An Examination of Garfield Heights, Ohio
Chapter  9  Employing surveillance in situational crime prevention
Chapter  10  The “X-Rated X-Ray”: Reconciling Fairness, Privacy, and Security*
Chapter  11  Sentencing Philosophies and Intermediate Sanctions
Chapter  12  Promising Programs for Delinquency Prevention and the Rehabilitation of Juvenile Offenders
Chapter  13  Adult Offender recidivism reduction programs
Chapter  14  Prevention of Sex Offenses and Sex Offenders
Chapter  15  Preventing White Collar Crime
Chapter  16  Preventing Crimes Against Special Populations
Chapter  17  Introduction to Comparative Issues of Crime Prevention
Chapter  18  Life on the Atoll: Singapore Ecology as a Neglected Dimension of Social Order
Chapter  19  Lessons learned about Low Crime Rates in Japan: Field notes from interviews with Japanese police officers
Chapter  20  Nash in Najaf: Game Theory and Its Applicability to the Iraqi Conflict

David Mackey, PhD-Plymouth State University

David A. Mackey received his Ph.D. in Criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1997.  at Plymouth State University (Plymouth, NH).  His teaching interests include juvenile delinquency, research methods, and criminology.  His research has been published in Criminal Justice Studies, Journal of Criminal Justice Education, and the Encyclopedia of Race and Crime.

Kristine Levan, PhD-Plymouth State University

Kristine Levan received her Ph.D. in Criminology from The University of Texas at Dallas in 2007, and is currently teaching at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire. Her research focuses on criminal violence, violence within correctional settings, and criminological theory. Her work has appeared in Justice Quarterly, Key Issues in Crime and Punishment and the Encyclopedia of Victimology and Crime Prevention.

The following instructor resources are available to qualified instructors for download

ISBN-13: 9781449615932

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