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 providing 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
List of Figures; List of Tables; Contributors ; Acknowledgements; 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
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.