This innovative and pioneering new book establishes links between crime reduction and the law, uniquely offering a detailed examination of how specific legislation and performance targets aid or undermine attempts at crime reduction.
Providing a sustained analysis, this ground-breaking book considers the social policy, politics and legislation that surround and drive the crime reduction agenda. It analyzes:
- the creation of 'safe environments' through Town and Country Planning legislation
- the role of local authorities in crime reduction initiatives
- the nature of drug policy, paedophilia legislation and programs to control mental disorder crime.
Bringing together the work of internationally renowned experts in this field, this book will prove very useful to students of criminology and sociology, as well as crime prevention and reduction practitioners, police officers and community safety partnership professionals.
Table of Contents
1. Crime Prevention as Law: Rhetoric or Reality? 2. Law and the Management of Places 3. Local Authorities, Crime Reduction and the Law 4. No Through Road: Closing Pathways to Crime 5. Police Performance Targets, Repeat Victimization and Crime Reduction 6. The Law and Mental Disorder: An Uneasy Relationship 7. Paedophilia Prevention and the Law 8. Crime as Pollution: Proposal for Market-Based Incentives to Reduce Crime Externalities 9. Managing Offenders and Reducing Crime: Government Responses to Persistent Offenders and the Development of the National Offender Management Service 10. The Future of Crime Reduction