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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.
Winterdyk has accomplished a remarkable milestone in editing a collection of the most exciting contributions to crime prevention in recent years. This is an outstanding collection of readings by internationally distinguished scholars on a wide variety of crime prevention issues. Students and practitioners alike will benefit by having these chapters together in a single volume. As for policymakers, the book should be required reading. -- Georgios A. Antonopoulos, Teesside University
This latest work by Winterdyk belongs to, and at the same time stands out from, the larger tradition of his scholarly work. The merit of the synoptic approach covering the four corners of crime prevention issues lies in the implicit assumption of a constructivist perspective, and profoundly invites policymakers to leave behind any narrow and limiting understanding of crime prevention. In editing an impressive and diverse collection of work on crime prevention, Winterdyk provides the basis for a holistic perspective. Much of this text could/should become required reading for students of criminal justice at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) and beyond. – Stefan Schulz, Namibia University of Science and Technology
The contributors to this anthology shift the discussion about crime from its traditional focus on control to prevention, using examples from across the globe. The contributors provide a wealth of information and insight into crime prevention organized around three themes: a global overview of the challenges of implementing these strategies, the prevention of specific crimes (from child abuse to terrorism), and how prevention fits in the crime management discourse. Winterdyk has done a remarkable job of bringing these experts and scholars together to present a topical/issues-oriented approach that is supported by learning outcomes and critical questions. –Professor Rick Ruddell, Law Foundation of Saskatchewan Chair in Police Studies, University of Regina
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