This series is intended to highlight innovative research into the relationship between crime and incivilities, place, space and social organisation. It is hoped that the series will include volumes on a wide range of topics within this field. Empirically, this might include secondary analysis of major datasets such as national crime surveys; detailed studies of innovative local project; or fresh analyses of important topics in the field, such as studies of a particular type of crime. Theoretically, the series will welcome proposals both on middle-range topics (such as collective efficacy) and more macro-level issues such as the changing nature of contemporary societies and their implications for crime. Whilst criminology will be at the heart of the series, cross-cutting studies incorporating insights from related academic disciplines (for example, geography, town planning, sociology, computer science and psychology) are welcome.