378 pages | 20 Color Illus.
Crime Prevention: Approaches, Practices, and Evaluation, 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.
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
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