How should evaluations of problem-oriented policing and situational crime prevention projects be conducted? Although evaluation has been a driving force in the recent worldwide growth of the two approaches, both of which focus on reducing opportunities for committing crimes, there has been a growing consensus among researchers that evaluations of many such crime prevention programs have been unsatisfactory. In this book, the authors consider how best to improve evaluations, what types of assessments will be most useful to policymakers and practitioners, and what has been learned from past evaluations.
Foreword Ingelin Killengreen; Introduction Johannes Knutsson and Nick Tilley; 1 Is the standard of evaluations in Problem-Oriented Policing projects good enough? Johannes Knutsson; 2 The Pull, Push, and Expansion of Situational Crime Prevention Evaluation: An Appraisal of Thirty Seven Years of Research Rob Guerette; 3 Using Signatures of Opportunity Structures to Examine Mechanisms in Crime Prevention Evaluations John Eck and Tamara Madensen; 4 Community Perceptions of Police Crime Prevention Efforts: Using Interviews in Small Areas to Evaluate Crime Reduction Strategies Anthony Braga and Brenda Bond; 5 What's the 'What' in ""What Works?""? Health, Policing and Crime Prevention Nick Tilley; 6 Estimating and Extrapolating Causal Effects for Crime Prevention Policy and Program Evaluation Gary Henry; 7 Potential Uses of Computational Methods in the Evaluation of Crime Reduction Activity Shane Johnson.