This second edition of the Handbook of Crime Prevention and Community Safety provides a completely revised and updated collection of essays focusing on the theory and practice of crime prevention and the creation of safer communities. This book is divided into five comprehensive parts:

  • Part I, brand new to this edition, is concerned with theoretical perspectives on crime prevention and community safety.
  • Part II considers general approaches to preventing crime, including a new chapter on the theory and practice of deterrence.
  • Part III focuses on specific crime prevention strategies, including a new chapter on regulation for crime prevention.
  • Part IV focuses on the prevention of specific categories of crime and the fear they generate, including new chapters on organised crime and cybercrime.
  • Part V considers the preventative process: the methods through which presenting problems can be analysed, responses formulated and implemented, and their effectiveness evaluated.

Bringing together leading academics and practitioners from the UK, US, Australia and the Netherlands, this volume will be an invaluable reference for researchers and practitioners whose work relates to crime prevention and community safety, as well as for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in crime prevention.

part I|54 pages

Theoretical perspectives on crime prevention and community safety

chapter 1|19 pages

Theory for crime prevention

ByNick Tilley, Aiden Sidebottom

chapter 2|10 pages

Criminology’s first paradigm

ByMarcus Felson

chapter 3|23 pages

Community safety and crime prevention

A critical reassessment
ByPeter Squires

part II|150 pages

Approaches to prevention

chapter 4|30 pages

Developmental crime prevention

ByRoss Homel, Lisa Thomsen

chapter 5|22 pages

Community crime prevention

ByKaren Bullock, Nigel Fielding

chapter 6|34 pages

Seven misconceptions of situational crime prevention

ByRonald V. Clarke, Kate Bowers

chapter 7|14 pages

Preventing repeat and near repeat crime concentrations

ByGraham Farrell, Ken Pease

chapter 8|26 pages

Beyond deterrence

Strategies of focus and fairness
ByDavid M. Kennedy, Mark A. R. Kleiman, Anthony A. Braga

chapter 9|22 pages

“Forcing the plant”

Desistance from crime and crime prevention
ByMichael Rocque, Wesley G. Jennings, Turgut Ozkan, Alex R. Piquero

part III|112 pages

Methods of prevention

chapter 10|27 pages

Crime prevention through product design

ByPaul Ekblom

chapter 11|20 pages

Design, crime and the built environment

ByRachel Armitage

chapter 12|20 pages

Designing systems against crime

Introducing leaky systems 1
ByAiden Sidebottom, Nick Tilley

chapter 13|20 pages

Policing, procedural justice and prevention

ByMike Hough, Jon Jackson, Ben Bradford

chapter 14|23 pages

Regulation to prevent crime

ByJohn E. Eck

part IV|172 pages

Prevention in practice

chapter 15|35 pages

Burglary prevention in practice

ByKate Bowers, Shane D. Johnson

chapter 16|19 pages

Preventing vehicle crime

ByBarry Webb, Rick Brown

chapter 17|21 pages

Business, crime and crime prevention

Emerging debates and future challenges
ByMatt Hopkins, Martin Gill

chapter 18|13 pages

Organised crime

ByEdward Kleemans, Melvin Soudijn

chapter 19|32 pages

Preventing violent crime

ByMike Maguire, Fiona Brookman, Amanda Robinson

chapter 20|15 pages

Sexual crimes

ByStephen Smallbone, Susan Rayment-McHugh

chapter 21|16 pages

Cybercrime prevention

ByMatthew L. Williams, Michael Levi

chapter 22|19 pages

From fear to understanding

‘Making’ and managing public reactions to crime, disorder and policing
ByMartin Innes

part V|95 pages

The preventive process

chapter 23|25 pages

Analysis for intervention

ByAlex Hirschfield

chapter 24|20 pages

Deciding what to do

Adopting a problem-oriented approach
ByGloria Laycock

chapter 25|24 pages


Partnership and leverage in crime prevention
ByPeter Homel, Rick Brown

chapter 26|24 pages

Evaluation and review for lesson learning

ByJohn E. Eck