1st Edition

Patterns, Prevention, and Geometry of Crime

Edited By Martin A. Andresen, J. Bryan Kinney Copyright 2012
    200 Pages 35 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    200 Pages 35 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    P&P Brantingham’s enormous contribution to criminology has paved the way for major theoretical and empirical developments in the understanding of crime and its respective patterns, prevention, and geometry. In this unique collection of original essays, Andresen and Kinney bring together leading scholars in the field of environmental criminology to honour the work of P&P Brantingham with new research on the geometry of crime, patterns in crime and crime generators and attractors.

    Chapters include new perspectives on the crime mobility triangle, electronic monitoring, illegal drug markets, the patterns of vehicle theft for export, prolific offender patterns,crime rates in hotels and motels, violent crime and juvenile crime. A final chapter gathers together a collection of letters to P&P Brantingham, from key scholars reflecting on and celebrating their important contribution.

    This volume provides essential readings for those interested in the field of environmental criminology.

    1. Editors’ Introduction: Patterns, Prevention, and Geometry of Crime, J. Bryan Kinney and Martin A. Andresen  2. Mobility Polygons and the Geometry of Co-Offending, Marcus Felson, Martin A. Andresen, and Richard Frank  3. Spatial-Temporal Crime Paths, D. Kim Rossmo, Yongmei Lu, and Tianfang Fang  4. The Edge of the Community: Drug Dealing in a Segregated Environment, George F. Rengert, Brian Lockwood, and Eric S. McCord  5. Estimating the Number of U.S. Vehicles Stolen for Export Using Crime Location Quotients, Steven Block, Ronald V. Clarke, Michael G. Maxfield, and Gohar Petrossian  6. Crime Patterns and Prolific Offending, Tim E. Croisdale  7. Sleeping with Strangers: Hotels and Motels as Crime Attractors and Crime Generators, James LeBeau  8. How Near is Near? Quantifying the Spatial Influence of Crime Attractors and Generators, Jerry H. Ratcliffe  9. Urban Backcloth and Regional Mobility Patterns as Indicators of Juvenile Crime, Gisela Bichler, Aili Malm, and Jill Christie-Merrall  10. Spatial Interplay: Interaction of Land Uses in Relation to Crime Incidents Around Transit Stations, Jennifer B. Robinson and Lauren M. Giordano  11. Letters to P. & P. Brantingham


    Martin A. Andresen is Assistant Professor at Simon Fraser University, School of Criminology and Institute for Canadian Urban Research Studies. His research areas include: spatial statistical analysis, crime at places, and co-offending with recent research published in Annals of the Association of American Geographers, British Journal of Criminology, Environment and Planning, A European Journal of Criminology, European Sociological Review, and Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency.

    J. Bryan Kinney is the Director of the Institute for Canadian Urban Research Studies (ICURS) Laboratory. In 2005 he received his PhD (Criminology) at Simon Fraser and joined the faculty of the School of Criminology in that same year, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on environmental criminology, crime prevention, and crime analysis. Dr. Kinney's publications include work on crime and place, offender mobility, target selection and crime pattern analysis, and have appeared in The Built Environment, Crime Patterns and Analysis, and Security Journal. Beyond his continued interest in environmental criminology, his research interests include interdisciplinary projects involving computational criminology and criminal justice systems modeling.