This book presents original research into contemporary geographical aspects of the study of crime. The contributors, drawn from different disciplines within the social sciences and from various countries, give a review of the subject which provides a valuable insight into the geography of crime. Their approaches range from the behavioural to the environmental, and the crimes dealt with include violent crime and residential burglary. The book examines data sources, discusses different crimes and ways of studying them and considers the fear of crime. The criminal justice system in the UK is examined in detail, including policy, the operations of community and police committees and an account of the experience of crime prevention policies in Britain and North America is also given.
1. Crime and Place: An Introduction David T. Herbert 2. Counting Crime and Analysing Risks: The British Crime Survey Mike Hough and Helen Lewis 3. Assault and Heat Stress: Dallas As A Case Study Keith D. Harries and Stephen J. Stadler 4. Micro-Environments of Violence R. N. Davidson 5. Geographical Analyses of Residential Burglary David J. Evans 6. Disposition and Situation: Two Sides of the Same Crime Alice Coleman 7. Crime in Poland: Trends, Regional Patterns, and Neighbourhood Awareness S.P. Bartnicki 8. Behavioural Geography and Criminal Behaviour George Rengert 9. Burglars’ Choice of Targets Trevor Bennett 10. Social Relations, Neighbourhood Structure, and the Fear of Crime in Britain Susan J. Smith 11. The Geography of Social Control: Clarifying Some Themes John Lowman 12. Policing and the Criminal Area R. I. Mawby 13. Contesting Consultation: The Political Geography of Police-Community Consultation in London Nicholas R. Fyfe 14. Variations in Punishment in England and Wales Linda Harvey and Ken Pease 15. Crime Prevention: The British Experience Gloria Laycock and Kevin Heal 16. Crime Prevention: The North American Experience Patricia L. Brantingham