Crime Prevention: Approaches, Practices, and Evaluations, Tenth Edition, meets the needs of students and instructors for engaging, evidence-based, impartial coverage of interventions that can reduce or prevent deviance. This edition examines the entire gamut of prevention, from physical design to developmental prevention to identifying high-risk individuals to situational initiatives to partnerships and beyond. Strategies include primary prevention measures designed to prevent conditions that foster deviance; secondary prevention measures directed toward persons or conditions with a high potential for deviance; and tertiary prevention measures to deal with persons who have already committed crimes.
In this book, Lab offers a thorough and well-rounded discussion of the many sides of the crime prevention debate in clear and accessible language, including the latest research concerning space syntax, physical environment and crime, neighborhood crime prevention programs, community policing, crime in schools, and electronic monitoring and home confinement.
This book is essential for undergraduates studying criminal justice, criminology, and sociology, in the US and globally. Online resources include an instructor’s manual, test bank, and lecture slides for faculty, and a wide array of resources for students.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Crime and the Fear of Crime
Chapter 2. Crime Prevention
Chapter 3. Evaluation and Crime Prevention
PART 1 - Primary Prevention
Chapter 4. The Physical Environment and Crime Prevention
Chapter 5. Neighborhood Crime Prevention
Chapter 6. The Mass Media and Crime Prevention
Chapter 7. Developmental Crime Prevention
Chapter 8. General Deterrence
PART 2 - Secondary Prevention
Chapter 9. Prediction for Secondary Prevention
Chapter 10. Situational Crime Prevention
Chapter 11. Displacement and Diffusion
Chapter 12. Partnerships for Crime Prevention
Chapter 13. Substance Use, Crime, and Crime Prevention
Chapter 14. The School and Crime Prevention
PART 3 - Tertiary Prevention
Chapter 15. Specific Deterrence and Incapacitation
Chapter 16. Rehabilitation
Chapter 17. Some Closing Thoughts on Crime Prevention and the Future
Steven P. Lab is Professor of Criminal Justice at Bowling Green State University. He holds a Ph.D. in Criminology from the Florida State University School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Lab is the author or co-author of five books, co-editor of one encyclopedia, and author of more than 50 articles and book chapters. He is Assistant Editor of Crime Prevention & Community Safety: An International Journal and a past editor of the Journal of Crime and Justice. Lab has been a visiting professor in the UK: at the Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science at University College London and at Keele University in Staffordshire, as well as a Visiting Fellow at Loughborough University and a Research Consultant with the Perpetuity Research Group at Leicester University. Lab is also a past president of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
The Lab textbook was the only one that organized and delivered the information in a clear, well-written manner and meets most of our course objectives.
Pam Brand, Human Development, State University of New York, College at Oswego
I have listed the Steven Lab book as a recommended reading… I like that it has examples from around the world including Australia and New Zealand.
Susan Robinson, Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security, Charles Sturt University