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Preventing Crime : A Holistic Approach (Hardcover) (Tore Bjorgo)

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Traditional "schools" of crime prevention, like the criminal justice model, social crime prevention or situational crime prevention, have proved to be too narrow and do not combine well with other approaches. However, each of these models provides important insights and contributions for reducing crime. By extracting the main preventive mechanisms of these diverse approaches, this book develops a more holistic, general model that consists of nine preventive mechanisms: building normative barriers to crime, reducing recruitment, deterrence, disruption, incapacitation, protecting vulnerable targets, reducing benefits of crime, reducing harm, and facilitating desistance. The measures to activate the preventive mechanisms may differ according to the type of crime, as may the actors in charge of implementing the relevant measures. However, Tore Bjørgo demonstrates how his model of crime prevention can be effectively applied to diverse forms of crime, from domestic burglaries to criminal youth gangs and driving under the influence to organized crime and terrorism. In doing so, this important book will be of interest to scholars and students of policing, security studies and criminology, as well as practitioners and policy-makers.
Number of Pages: 302
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Criminology
Series Title: Crime Prevention and Security Management
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Author: Tore Bjorgo
Language: English
Street Date: October 29, 2015
TCIN: 50243487
UPC: 9781137560476
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-5085
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