Chapter

Conclusions

David Weisburd, Elizabeth R. Groff and Sue-Ming Yang

in The Criminology of Place

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780195369083
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199979110 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369083.003.0008
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The emphasis on putting places at the center of the crime equation represents a new way of thinking about the crime problem. This concluding chapter focuses on how this approach has added to knowledge about crime and crime prevention. It begins by reviewing the major findings of the present study and their implications for the understanding of crime and crime prevention. After summarizing the main research findings it considers their broad policy implications. It argues that crime prevention policy, and not just theoretical criminology, must begin to focus interest on crime at place. The criminology of place provides new and important insights into how society should deal with the crime problem. Finally, the chapter discusses specific limitations of the study and how future research can improve the understanding of the criminology of place. It argues that places should form a central concern of criminologists, policy makers, and practitioners in the twenty-first century.

Keywords: crime; criminology of place; crime prevention policy; policy implications

Chapter.  13475 words. 

Subjects: Social Theory

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