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10th Edition

Crime Prevention
Approaches, Practices, and Evaluations

ISBN 9781138390256
Published August 5, 2019 by Routledge
470 Pages 20 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

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


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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