Crime Science Series

Series Editor: Richard Wortley

Crime science is a new way of thinking about and responding to the problem of crime in society. First, crime science is about crime. Instead of the usual focus in criminology on the characteristics of the criminal offender, crime science is concerned with the characteristics of the criminal event. Second, crime science is about science, advocating an evidence-based, problem-solving approach to crime control. Crime scientists actively engage with front-line criminal justice practitioners to reduce crime by making it more difficult for individuals to offend, and making it more likely that they will be detected if they do offend

The Crime Science series is utilitarian in its orientation and multidisciplinary in its foundations, drawing on disciplines from both the social and physical sciences, including criminology, sociology, psychology, geography, economics, architecture, industrial design, epidemiology, computer science, mathematics, engineering, and biology.

  • Environmental Criminology and Crime Analysis

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Richard Wortley, Michael Townsley

    The environmental perspective in criminology comprises a range of overlapping theories and approaches. At the core, it is bound by a common focus on the role that the immediate environment plays in the performance of crime, and a conviction that careful analyses of these environmental influences…

    Paperback – 2016-05-14 
    Routledge
    Crime Science Series

  • Cybercrime in Progress

    Theory and prevention of technology-enabled offenses

    By Thomas J Holt, Adam M Bossler

    The emergence of the World Wide Web, smartphones, and computers has transformed the world and enabled individuals to engage in crimes in a multitude of new ways. Criminological scholarship on these issues has increased dramatically over the last decade, as have studies on ways to prevent and police…

    Hardback – 2016-01-11 
    Routledge
    Crime Science Series

  • Situational Prevention of Poaching RPD

    Edited by Andrew M Lemieux

    For centuries, criminologists have looked for scientific ways to study, understand, and ultimately prevent crime. In this volume, a unique offense, poaching, is explored in various contexts to determine what opportunity structures favor this crime and how situational crime prevention may reduce its…

    Paperback – 2015-09-25 
    Routledge
    Crime Science Series

  • Affect and Cognition in Criminal Decision Making

    Edited by Jean-Louis van Gelder, Henk Elffers, Danielle Reynald, Daniel S Nagin

    Research and theorizing on criminal decision making has not kept pace with recent developments in other fields of human decision making. Whereas criminal decision making theory is still largely dominated by cognitive approaches such as rational choice-based models, psychologists, behavioral…

    Paperback – 2015-08-20 
    Routledge
    Crime Science Series

  • Cognition and Crime

    Offender Decision Making and Script Analyses

    Edited by Benoit Leclerc, Richard Wortley

    The rational choice perspective developed by Cornish and Clarke in 1986 provides criminologists with a valuable and practical framework for purposes of crime control and prevention. More than twenty-five years later, Cognition and Crime pushes the boundaries of this field of research by bringing…

    Paperback – 2015-06-08
    Routledge
    Crime Science Series

  • Applied Police Research

    Challenges and opportunities

    Edited by Ella Cockbain, Johannes Knutsson

    Remarkably little has been written about the theory and practice of applied police research, despite growing demand for evidence in crime prevention. Designed to fill this gap, this book offers a valuable new resource. It contains a carefully curated selection of contributions from some of the…

    Hardback – 2014-08-27
    Routledge
    Crime Science Series

  • Evolution and Crime

    By Jason Roach, Ken Pease

    Human physique and behaviour has been shaped by the pressures of natural selection. This is received wisdom in all scientifically informed circles. Currently, the topic of crime is rarely touched upon in textbooks on evolution and the topic of evolution rarely even mentioned in criminology…

    Paperback – 2013-04-11
    Willan
    Crime Science Series

  • Patterns, Prevention, and Geometry of Crime

    Edited by Martin A. Andresen, J. Bryan Kinney

    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…

    Paperback – 2013-04-11
    Routledge
    Crime Science Series

  • Raising the Bar

    By Kathryn Graham, Ross Homel

    This book provides a definitive review of knowledge about bar room environments and their regulation, and provides directions for the prevention of aggression, violence and injury in and around public drinking establishments. It shows why drinking establishments are high risk for aggression, why…

    Paperback – 2012-07-04
    Willan
    Crime Science Series

  • Crime Reduction and Problem-oriented Policing

    Edited by Karen Bullock, Nick Tilley

    Problem-oriented policing has been one of the most significant new approaches to policing and crime reduction in recent years, and in the UK significant funding was provided to a variety of projects adopting a problem solving methodology in both policing and crime prevention and reduction…

    Paperback – 2012-05-16
    Routledge
    Crime Science Series

  • Superhighway Robbery

    By Graeme R. Newman, Ronald V. Clarke

    This book, written by two leading authorities in the field, provides a systematic application of concepts of situational crime prevention to internet and e-commerce crime, exploring ways in which concepts of crime prevention developed in other contexts can be fruitfully applied in this new…

    Paperback – 2012-05-16
    Routledge
    Crime Science Series

  • Problem-oriented Policing and Partnerships

    By Karen Bullock, Rosie Erol, Nick Tilley

    This book makes an important contribution to the literature on problem-oriented policing, aiming to distill the British experience of problem-oriented policing. Drawing upon over 500 entries to the Tilley Award since its inception in 1999, the book examines what can be achieved by problem-oriented…

    Paperback – 2012-03-19
    Routledge
    Crime Science Series

  • Situational Prevention of Organised Crimes

    Edited by Ronald V. Clarke, Karen Bullock, Nick Tilley

    Situational crime prevention is the art and science of reducing opportunities for crime. Despite accumulating evidence of its value in reducing many different kinds of crime - such as burglary, fraud, robbery, car theft, child sexual abuse and even terrorism - little has previously been published…

    Paperback – 2012-03-19
    Routledge
    Crime Science Series

  • The Reasoning Criminologist

    Essays in Honour of Ronald V. Clarke

    Edited by Nick Tilley, Graham Farrell

    This book is a tribute to the work of criminologist Professor Ronald V. Clarke, in view of his enormous and enduring contribution to criminology and crime science. Clarke is best known for his development of the theory and application of situational crime prevention, although he also played a major…

    Paperback – 2011-11-10
    Routledge
    Crime Science Series

  • Psychological Criminology

    An Integrative Approach

    By Richard Wortley

    Psychological Criminology addresses the question: what is it about individuals and their experiences that cause them to commit crime and/or to become criminal? This book provides a comprehensive coverage of psychological theories of crime and criminality, exploring theories focusing on factors…

    Paperback – 2011-04-12
    Willan
    Crime Science Series

  • Environmental Criminology and Crime Analysis

    Edited by Richard Wortley, Lorraine Mazerolle

    Environmental criminology is a generic label that covers a range of overlapping perspectives. At the core, the various strands of environmental criminology are bound by a common focus on the role that the immediate environment plays in the performance of crime, and a conviction that careful…

    Paperback – 2008-05-31
    Willan
    Crime Science Series

  • Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

    Evidence, Policy and Practice

    By Stephen Smallbone, William L. Marshall, Richard Wortley

    Public policy responses to child sexual abuse are dominated by interventions designed to take effect only after offenders have already begun offending, and after children have already been sexually abused. Comparatively little attention has been given to alternative prevention strategies –…

    Paperback – 2008-03-31
    Willan
    Crime Science Series

  • Crime Science

    Edited by Melissa J Smith, Nick Tilley

    This book provides an introduction to crime science, setting out its essentials. It provides a major statement of the nature and aspirations of crime science, and presents a series of case studies providing examples, in different settings, of the approach in action, ranging from preventing crime…

    Paperback – 2005-01-31
    Willan
    Crime Science Series