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Place-Based Crime Prevention: Theory, Evidence, and Policy

John E. Eck and Rob T. Guerette

in The Oxford Handbook of Crime Prevention

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780195398823
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195398823.013.0018

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Place-Based Crime Prevention: Theory, Evidence, and Policy

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This article discusses place-based crime prevention. It clarifies the term “place,” and lists four reasons why places are important to crime. It then examines 149 evaluations of place-based crime prevention as well as some of the methods used to select studies for analysis. It also studies the evidence for place-based prevention effectiveness at five types of common places, namely in public, residences, transportation, recreation, and retail.

Keywords: place-based crime prevention; place; place-based prevention effectiveness; common places

Article.  8930 words. 

Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice ; Crime Prevention ; Theories of Crime

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