Crime Prevention

Brandon C. Welsh

in The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Criminal Justice

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780195395082
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Crime Prevention

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This article provides a comprehensive overview of research on and key issues facing crime prevention. Section I summarizes the main ways of classifying or organizing crime prevention programs. Sections II, III, and IV review, respectively, the research on the major crime-prevention strategies of developmental, community, and situational prevention. Here, primary emphasis is placed on research carried out in the last decade. An evidence-based approach is a major theme of these reviews. Section V discusses implications of the current knowledge base on crime prevention and outlines an agenda of highest-priority research for the next decade.

Keywords: crime prevention programs; evidence-based approach; community crime prevention; situational crime prevention

Article.  13555 words. 

Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice ; Crime Prevention

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