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Preventing Crime: What Works, What Doesn't, What's Promising. Research in Brief. National Institute of Justice.
In 1996, a Federal law required the U.S. Attorney General to provide Congress with an independent review of the Many crime prevention programs work. Others don’t. Most programs have not yet been…
What Can Police Do to Reduce Crime, Disorder, and Fear?
The authors review research on police effectiveness in reducing crime, disorder, and fear in the context of a typology of innovation in police practices. That typology emphasizes two dimensions: one…
DOES CRIME JUST MOVE AROUND THE CORNER? A CONTROLLED STUDY OF SPATIAL DISPLACEMENT AND DIFFUSION OF CRIME CONTROL BENEFITS*
- D. Weisburd, L. Wyckoff, J. Ready, J. Eck, Joshua C. Hinkle, Frank Gajewski
- Law, Sociology
- 1 August 2006
Recent studies point to the potential theoretical and practical benefits of focusing police resources on crime hot spots. However, many scholars have noted that such approaches risk displacing crime…
Have Changes in Policing Reduced Violent Crime? An Assessment of the Evidence
The police do not prevent crime. This is one of the best kept secrets of modern life. Experts know it, the police know it, but the public does not know it. Yet the police pretend that they are…
Preventing crime at places
- J. Eck
- 2 September 2003
Places have received relatively little attention in crime policy so it is important to define "place." A place is a very small area reserved for a narrow range of functions, often controlled by a…
Crime Analysis for Problem Solvers in 60 Small Steps
his is a revised and extended version of a manual, Become a Problem-Solving Crime Analyst, that we wrote for the Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science at University College London, with financial…
Mapping Crime: Understanding Hot Spots
Crime Places in Crime Theory
Criminologists and crime prevention practitioners are increasingly aware of the importance of places of crime. A place is a very small area, usually a street corner, address, building, or street…
Risky Facilities: Crime Concentration in Homogeneous Sets of Establishments and Facilities
The concentration of much crime in a few members of any group of homogeneous facilities is quite common and follows a well-known pattern found throughout the physical, biological and social sciences.…