Environmental criminology is a term that encompasses a range of overlapping perspectives. At its core, the many strands of environmental criminology are bound by a common focus on the role that the immediate environment plays in the performance of crime, and a conviction that careful analyses of these environmental influences are the key to the effective investigation, control, and prevention of crime.
This new edition brings together leading theorists and practitioners in the field to provide a comprehensive, integrative coverage of the field of environmental criminology and crime analysis. This book is divided into three sequential parts:
* Understanding the crime event explores routine activity approach, crime pattern theory, the rational choice perspective, and situational precipitators of crime.
* Analysing crime patterns discusses crime mapping, offender mobility, repeat victimisation, geographic profiling, and crime scripts.
* Preventing and controlling crime covers topics including problem oriented policing, situational crime prevention, and environmental design.
Fully updated and including new chapters on crime scripts and offender mobility, a scene-setting introductory overview, and critical thinking questions at the end of each chapter, this text is an essential and comprehensive resource for practitioners and students taking courses on environmental criminology, crime analysis, and crime prevention.
Richard Wortley is a Professor of Crime Science, and Director of the Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science at University College London, UK. Michael Townsley is an Associate Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Griffith University, Australia.
Preface to the second edition 1. Introduction (Richard Worley and Michael Townsley) Part I: Understanding the Crime Event 2. The rational choice perspective (Derek B. Cornish and Ronald V. Clarke) 3. Situational Precipitators of Crime (Richard Wortley) 4. The Routine Activity Approach (Marcus Felson) 5. The Geometry of Crime and Crime Pattern Theory (Paul J. Brantingham, Patricia L. Brantingham and Martin A. Andresen) Part II: Analysing Crime Patterns 6. Crime Scripts (Benoit Leclerc) 7. Offender Mobility (Michael Townsley) 8. Geographic Profiling (D. Kim Rossmo and Sacha Rombouts) 9. Repeat Victimisation (Ken Pease and Graham Farrell) 10. Crime Mapping and Spatial Analysis (Shane D. Johnson) Part III: Preventing and Controlling Crime 11. Problem-oriented policing (Michael S. Scott, John E. Eck, Johannes Knutsson and Herman Goldstein) 12. Crime prevention through environmental design (Rachel Armitage) 13. Situational Crime Prevention (Ronald V. Clarke) 14. Designing products against crime (Paul Ekblom) 15. Broken Windows (Michael Wagers, William Sousa and George Kelling)