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Preventing Crime and Violence (Hardcover)

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This insightful volume integrates criminological theories, prevention science, and empirical findings to create an up-to-date survey of crime prevention research and strategies. Its interdisciplinary perspective expands on our knowledge of risk factors to isolate the malleable mechanisms that produce criminal outcomes, and can therefore be targeted for intervention.  In addition, the text identifies developmental, lifespan, and social areas for effective intervention. Reviews of family-, community-, and criminal justice-based crime prevention approaches not only detail a wide gamut of successful techniques, but also provide evidence for why they succeed. And as an extra research dimension, the book’s chapters on methodological issues and challenges uncover rich possibilities for the next generation of crime prevention studies. 

Included in the coverage: 

  • Integrating criminology and prevention research
  • Social disorganization theory: its history and relevance to crime prevention
  • Research designs in crime and violence prevention
  • Macro- and micro-approaches to crime prevention and intervention programs
  • Implications of life course: approaches for prevention science
  • Promising avenues for prevention, including confronting sexual victimization on college campuses

Spotlighting current progress and continuing evolution of the field, Preventing Crime and Violence will enhance the work of researchers, practitioners, academicians, and policymakers in public health, prevention science, criminology, and criminal justice, as well as students interested in criminology and criminal justice.

Genre: Social Science, Psychology
Series Title: Advances in Prevention Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Language: English
Street Date: December 16, 2016
TCIN: 51717016
UPC: 9783319441221
Item Number (DPCI): 248-33-2137

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