Crime Displacement and Diffusion of Benefits

Shane D. Johnson, Rob T. Guerette and Kate J. Bowers

in The Oxford Handbook of Crime Prevention

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780195398823
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Crime Displacement and Diffusion of Benefits

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This article reviews the research concerned with crime displacement. It summarizes previous reviews on crime displacement and describes the search strategy used to identify studies for inclusion. It then considers the analytical approach and methodological challenges for studies concerned with crime displacement. This article also aims to study the available evidence on the extent to which situational crime-prevention interventions geographically transfer crime or diffuse crime-control benefits.

Keywords: crime displacement; search strategy; inclusion; situational crime-prevention interventions; crime-control benefits; diffusion

Article.  6720 words. 

Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice ; Crime Prevention

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