2nd Edition

Handbook of Crime Prevention and Community Safety

Edited By Nick Tilley, Aiden Sidebottom Copyright 2017
    626 Pages 35 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    626 Pages 35 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This second edition of the Handbook of Crime Prevention and Community Safety provides a completely revised and updated collection of essays focusing on the theory and practice of crime prevention and the creation of safer communities. This book is divided into five comprehensive parts:

    • Part I, brand new to this edition, is concerned with theoretical perspectives on crime prevention and community safety.
    • Part II considers general approaches to preventing crime, including a new chapter on the theory and practice of deterrence.
    • Part III focuses on specific crime prevention strategies, including a new chapter on regulation for crime prevention.
    • Part IV focuses on the prevention of specific categories of crime and the fear they generate, including new chapters on organised crime and cybercrime.
    • Part V considers the preventative process: the methods through which presenting problems can be analysed, responses formulated and implemented, and their effectiveness evaluated.

    Bringing together leading academics and practitioners from the UK, US, Australia and the Netherlands, this volume will be an invaluable reference for researchers and practitioners whose work relates to crime prevention and community safety, as well as for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in crime prevention.

    Preface (Aiden Sidebottom and Nick Tilley)

    Part I: Theoretical perspectives on crime prevention and community safety

    1. Theories for crime prevention (Nick Tilley and Aiden Sidebottom)

    2. Criminology’s first paradigm (Marcus Felson)

    3. Community Safety and Crime Prevention: A Critical Reassessment (Peter Squires)

    Part II: Approaches to prevention

    4. Developmental crime prevention (Ross Homel and Lisa Thomsen)

    5. Community crime prevention (Karen Bullock and Nigel Fielding)

    6. Seven misconceptions of situational crime prevention (Ron Clarke and Kate Bowers)

    7. Preventing repeat and near repeat crime concentrations (Graham Farrell and Ken Pease)

    8. Beyond deterrence: Strategies of focus and fairness (David M. Kennedy, Mark A. R. Kleiman and Anthony A. Braga)

    9. ‘Forcing the plant’: Desistance from crime and crime prevention (Michael Rocque, Wesley Jennings, Turgut Ozkan and Alex Piquero)

    Part III: Methods of prevention

    10. Crime prevention through product design (Paul Ekblom)

    11. Design, crime and the built environment (Rachel Armitage)

    12. Designing systems against crime: Introducing leaky systems (Aiden Sidebottom and Nick Tilley)

    13. Policing, procedural justice and prevention (Mike Hough, Jon Jackson and Ben Bradford)

    14. Regulation and crime prevention (John Eck)

    Part IV: Prevention in practice

    15. Burglary prevention in practice (Shane Johnson and Kate Bowers)

    16. Preventing vehicle crime (Barry Webb and Rick Brown)

    17. Business, crime and crime prevention: Emerging debates and future challenges (Matt Hopkins and Martin Gill)

    18. Organised crime (Edward Kleemans and Melvin Soudijn)

    19. Preventing violent crimes (Mike Maguire, Fiona Brookman and Amanda Robinson)

    20. Sexual crimes (Stephen Smallbone and Susan Rayment-McHugh)

    21. Cyber crime prevention (Matt Williams and Michael Levi)

    22. From fear to understanding: ‘Making’ and managing public reactions to crime, disorder and policing (Martin Innes)

    Part V: The preventive process

    23. Analysis for intervention (Alex Hirschfield)

    24. Deciding what to do: Adopting a problem-oriented approach (Gloria Laycock)

    25. Implementation: Partnership and leverage in crime prevention (Peter Homel and Rick Brown)

    26. Evaluation and review for lesson learning (John Eck)



    Nick Tilley is Professor at the Department of Security and Crime Science, University College London.

    Aiden Sidebottom is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Security and Crime Science, University College London.

    "Tilley and Sidebottom’s second edition Handbook is a must-read for all those who seek to prevent crime and enhance community safety. Bringing together 43 of the world’s best scholars writing 27 chapters, Tilley and Sidebottom present a collection of fresh, innovative insights about theoretically informed, applied approaches to crime prevention that are sure to make our families and communities safer."

    Lorraine Mazerolle, Professor of Criminology, The University of Queensland, Australia

    "The first edition of this Handbook was a key book for this field in 2005. This new edition is much more than just an updating. It brings a welcome increased focus on the key theories. It adds new research in the field together with key new topics such as cybercrime. The author list continues to be a list of all the key thinkers and researchers in the field of crime prevention and community safety."

    Peter Neyroud CBE QPM, Lecturer in Evidence-based Policing, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, UK

    "This thoroughly updated edition retains its original message: prevention is not a one-size-fits-all project, but must be tailored to the criminal opportunities created by society itself. This volume incorporates new domains of crime into a framework general enough to cover both burglary and cyber crime, yet practical enough to suggest what steps communities should take in response. There is no better reference that they could turn to."

    Wesley G. Skogan, Professor of Political Science and Faculty Fellow of the Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University, USA