This book provides an introduction to crime science, setting out its essentials. It provides a major statement of the nature and aspirations of crime science, and presents a series of case studies providing examples, in different settings, of the approach in action, ranging from preventing crime within correctional institutions to the use of techniques such as DNA fast tracking for burglary.
Table of Contents
Introduction Part 1: Background 1. Defining crime science Part 2: Theory and Methodology 2. How to police the future: scanning for scientific and technological innovations which generate potential threats and opportunities in crime, policing and crime reduction 3. Cost-benefit analysis for crime science: making cost benefit analysis useful through a portfolio of outcomes Part 3: Case Studies in Preventive Crime Science 4. Reducing prison disorder through situational prevention: the Glen Parva experience 5. Driving down crime at motorway service areas 6. Vehicle excise duty evasion in the UK 7. Predicting the future or summarising the past? Crime mapping as anticipation Part 4: Case Studies in Crime Science for Detection 8. DNA fast-tracking 9. Cognition and detection: reluctant bedfellows?
Melissa J. Smith works within the Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science, University College London, UK.
Nick Tilley is Professor of Security and Crime Science at the Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science, University College London, UK. He is also Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Nottingham Trent University, UK.