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Crime Prevention

International Perspectives, Issues, and Trends, 1st Edition

Edited by John A. Winterdyk

CRC Press

548 pages | 22 B/W Illus.

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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

Table of Contents



About the Editor

About the Contributors


  1. The Transformative Power of the United Nations Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals and Crime Prevention Education for a New Culture of Lawfulness
  2. Preventing Violence against Children: The UN Model Strategies
  3. Crime Prevention and Transportation Systems
  4. Primary Prevention of Child Abuse: Applications, Effectiveness, and International Innovations
  5. Preventing Domestic Violence: An International Overview
  6. Preventing Human Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation: Ending Demand
  7. Community Crime Prevention and Punishment
  8. Social Crime Prevention: Concepts, Developments, and Challenges
  9. Restorative Justice and Crime Prevention: Constructive Alternative or Soft Option?
  10. Prevention of Femicide
  11. Terrorism Crime Prevention Policies in Liberal Democracies: Challenges, Dilemmas, and Options
  12. The Criminalization of Poverty
  13. Preventing Corporate Crime
  14. Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED)
  15. Crime Prevention and the Victims—Lessons Learned from Victimology
  16. The Policies of Crime Prevention
  17. Smarter Crime Control: Putting Prevention Knowledge into Practice
  18. Safeguarding Sustainable Crime Prevention: The Rocky Case of the Netherlands
  19. The Value of Crime Prevention: Avoiding the Direct, Indirect, and Societal Costs of Crime


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Security / General
LAW / Criminal Law / General
LAW / Forensic Science