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INCREASE THE DIFFICULTY OF CRIME INCREASE THE RISKS OF CRIME REDUCE THE REWARDS OF CRIME REMOVE EXCUSES FOR CRIME 19

@inproceedings{Clarke2002INCREASETD,
  title={INCREASE THE DIFFICULTY OF CRIME INCREASE THE RISKS OF CRIME REDUCE THE REWARDS OF CRIME REMOVE EXCUSES FOR CRIME 19},
  author={Ronald V. Clarke},
  year={2002}
}
Simple, almost obvious as this may be, the idea that crime is partly caused by physical environment has been a controversial one among criminologists. In my presentation I will argue that the controversy is based on a misunderstanding about causes and will review what is now a large body of evidence that the physical environment plays an important part in crime. I will then review current approaches to changing the physical environment and the “opportunity” theories on which these rest. I will… Expand

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