This text presents an international approach to the study of crime prevention. It offers an expansive overview of crime prevention initiatives and how they are applied across a wide range of themes and infractions, from conventional to non-conventional forms of crime. Based on a review of the literature, this is the first text to offer a broad, yet comprehensive, examination of how and why crime prevention has gained considerable traction as an alternative to conventional criminal justice practices of crime control in developed countries, and to provide a cross-sectional view of how crime prevention has been applied and how effective such initiatives have been. Crime Prevention: International Perspectives, Issues, and Trends is suitable for undergraduate students in criminology and criminal justice programs, as well as for graduates and undergraduates in special topics courses.
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About the Editor
About the Contributors
- The Transformative Power of the United Nations Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals and Crime Prevention Education for a New Culture of Lawfulness
- Preventing Violence against Children: The UN Model Strategies
- Crime Prevention and Transportation Systems
- Primary Prevention of Child Abuse: Applications, Effectiveness, and International Innovations
- Preventing Domestic Violence: An International Overview
- Preventing Human Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation: Ending Demand
- Community Crime Prevention and Punishment
- Social Crime Prevention: Concepts, Developments, and Challenges
- Restorative Justice and Crime Prevention: Constructive Alternative or Soft Option?
- Prevention of Femicide
- Terrorism Crime Prevention Policies in Liberal Democracies: Challenges, Dilemmas, and Options
- The Criminalization of Poverty
- Preventing Corporate Crime
- Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED)
- Crime Prevention and the Victims—Lessons Learned from Victimology
- The Policies of Crime Prevention
- Smarter Crime Control: Putting Prevention Knowledge into Practice
- Safeguarding Sustainable Crime Prevention: The Rocky Case of the Netherlands
- The Value of Crime Prevention: Avoiding the Direct, Indirect, and Societal Costs of Crime
Dr. John Winterdyk has published extensively in the areas of criminology theory, youth at risk, corrections and criminal justice related issues, including articles in Canadian Journal of Criminal Justice and Criminal Justice Review, among others. He gained his PhD from Simon Fraser University and has recently returned to Mount Royal after time spent in Germany as a Visiting Scholar at the Max Planck Institute in Freiburg. He has published a number of books, including a recent edited book entitled Border Security in the Al-Qaeda Era, co-edited with Kelly Sundberg (MRU), as well as editing a book on human trafficking with Philip Reichel (Un. of Northern Colorado) and Benjamin Perrin (Un. of British Columbia). He is also working on a fourth edition of a textbook on youth justice. He recently completed a book entitled Inequality, Diversity and Canadian Justice (Nelson) with Doug King. Dr. Winterdyk's current research interests include Canadian border security, in particular looking at the effect the establishment of the Canada Border Services Agency has on the Canadian publics' perception of border security. Dr. Winterdyk recently completed a cross-national research project looking at combating human trafficking with scholars from Canada, USA and Austria, funded through the National Institute of Justice, and taken part in studies on identity theft (the first of its kind in Canada) and on mass marketing fraud. Dr. Winterdyk recently served as guest editor for a special issue on genocide for the International Criminal Review as well as a co-guest editor (with Philip Reichel) of European Journal of Criminology, which looks at human trafficking. His research projects include: human trafficking, fear of crime, border security, and prison gangs. In January 2010, Dr. Winterdyk became the Director of the Centre for Criminology and Justice Research Projects’ pilot study, Human Trafficking: Formalizing a Localized Response.