A collection of original papers examining the theoretical and philosophical bases of the perspective of situational crime prevention. Among issues examined are: the status of situational crime prevention as a theory; the theoretical traditions and context of SCP; the relationship of rational choice to SCP; utilitarianism and SCP; and the ethical./policy implications of SCP.
’…a wide ranging and challenging book…a good book to provoke group discussion of important issues. I wonder how many schools or colleges…will have it on the curriculum. They should.’ Labour Campaign for Criminal Justice
Contents: Introduction: Towards a theory of situational crime prevention, Graeme Newman; Rational choice and the legal model of the criminal, Marcel Alexander Niggli; Limited rationality and crime, Karl-Dieter Opp; Reconsidering the role of opportunity in situational crime prevention, Richard Wortley; Situational aspects of violence, S. Giora Shoham; Realism, situational rationality and crime prevention, Nick Tilley; Situational crime prevention and the utilitarian tradition, Pietro Marongiu and Graeme Newman; Situational crime prevention and the utilitarian theories of Jeremy Bentham, Graeme Newman and Pietro Marongiu; Wartime operational research in Britain and situational crime prevention, Leslie T. Wilkins; Criminology in crisis and the social demand for crime prevention, Gaetana Russo; Philosophical justifications of situational crime prevention, René Sève; The ethics of situational crime prevention, Marcus Felson and Ronald V. Clarke; On the displacement of repeat victimization, Adam C. Bouloukos and Graham Farrell; Predicting the future: the roles of routine activity and rational choice theory, Ken Pease.