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The Science and Politics of Crime Prevention: Toward a New Crime Policy

Brandon C. Welsh and David P. Farrington

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/9780195398823.013.0025

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 The Science and Politics of Crime Prevention: Toward a New Crime Policy

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This article presents a new crime policy that shows a greater balance between crime control and crime prevention. It takes a look at the key features and the relevance of evidence based policy and prevention science. The next section studies a number of the most urgent political challenges that face crime prevention. This article ends by making a case for a new crime policy.

Keywords: new crime policy; crime control; crime prevention; evidence based policy; prevention science; political challenges

Article.  5922 words. 

Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice ; Crime Prevention

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