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Property Crime

Criminological and Psychological Perspectives, 1st Edition

Edited by Amy Burrell, Matt Tonkin


288 pages | 16 B/W Illus.

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Property Crime: Criminological and Psychological Perspectives pulls together expertise from a wide range of academics and practitioners who focus on preventing and investigating property crime. From car theft and vandalism to burglary and robbery, this book provides an insight into the motivations and pathways of crime, as well as how it is investigated, and what happens to offenders when they are caught.

This book aims to highlight the extent, nature, and impact of property crime as well as provide an overview of different topics such as: offender crime scene behaviour, motivations, the decision process that underpins a range of property-related offences, prosecution, rehabilitation, and prevention. In addition, the processes and challenges involved in investigating and prosecuting property offences are discussed from a range of perspectives, including crime analysts, police detectives, forensic crime scene investigators, and prosecutors.

This is an essential read for students, applied researchers, and practitioners working across the criminal justice system. It is a "one-stop-shop" for anyone interested in this pervasive form of criminal behavior.

Table of Contents

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Chapter 1- Introduction

Matt Tonkin and Amy Burrell

Part I: The Offence

Chapter 2- What is Property Crime?

Leah Ashmore-Hills and Amy Burrell

Chapter 3- The Pathways into Property Crime

Matt Tonkin

Chapter 4- Using Simulated Environments to Understand Offender Decision Making

Claire Nee and Amy Meenaghan

Chapter 5- The Impact of Property Crime on Victims

Freya O’Brien and Amy Burrell

Part II: Investigation and Prosecution

Chapter 6- The Theoretical and Practical Aspects of Behaviourally Linking Property Crime

Kari Davies

Chapter 7- The Role of Geography and Time in Property Crime

Anita Fumagalli and Colin Johnson

Chapter 8- Analyst Perspectives

Marty Weeks and Ciaran Walsh

Chapter 9- Forensic Crime Scene Investigator Perspectives

Jasper J. van der Kemp and Sharon C. H. H. Deten

Chapter 10- Detective Perspectives

Jon Hutchinson

Chapter 11- The Court Process

Mark Andrews

Part III: Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment

Chapter 12- Enhancing Multiagency Working

Ciaran Walsh

Chapter 13- Situational Crime Prevention and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

Charlie Swanson and Ken Livingstone

Chapter 14- The Treatment and Rehabilitation of Property Crime Offenders

Clive R. Hollin and Emma J. Palmer

Chapter 15- Tips for Doing Applied Police Research

Amy Burrell, Matt Tonkin, and Nicky Miller

Chapter 16- Conclusion

Matt Tonkin and Amy Burrell

About the Editors

Dr. Amy Burrell is Assistant Professor in Forensic Psychology at Coventry University.

Dr. Matt Tonkin is Associate Professor in Criminology at the University of Leicester.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Forensic Psychology