Situational crime prevention is the art and science of reducing opportunities for crime. Despite accumulating evidence of its value in reducing many different kinds of crime - such as burglary, fraud, robbery, car theft, child sexual abuse and even terrorism - little has previously been published about its role in reducing organised crimes.

This collection of case studies, by a distinguished international group of researchers, fills this gap by documenting the application of a situational prevention approach to a variety of organised crimes. These include sex trafficking, cigarette and drug smuggling, timber theft, mortgage fraud, corruption of private professionals and public officials, and subversion of tendering procedures for construction projects. By moving the focus away from the nature of criminal organisations to the analysis of the crimes committed by these organisations, the book opens up a fresh agenda for policy and research.

Situational Prevention of Organised Crimes will be of interest to those tasked with tackling organised crime problems, as well as those interested in understanding the ways that organised crime problems have manifested themselves globally, and how law enforcement and other agencies might seek to tackle them in the future.

chapter |16 pages


ByKaren Bullock, Ronald V. Clarke, Nick Tilley

chapter |18 pages

Situational crime prevention and cross-border crime

ByEdward R. Kleemans, Melvin R.J. Soudijn, Anton W. Weenink

chapter |23 pages

Preventing organised crime

The case of contraband cigarettes
ByKlaus von Lampe

chapter |23 pages

Sex trafficking

A target for situational crime prevention?
ByJames O. Finckenauer, Ko-lin Chin

chapter |12 pages

Situational prevention of organised timber theft and related corruption

ByAdam Graycar, Marcus Felson

chapter |18 pages

Situational Organised Crime Prevention in Amsterdam

The administrative approach
ByHans Nelen

chapter |19 pages

Mortgage fraud and facilitating circumstances

ByBarbra van Gestel

chapter |21 pages

Situational prevention against unlawful influence from organised crime 1

ByLars Korsell, Johanna Skinnari

chapter |21 pages

Organised crime and crime scripts

Prospects for disruption
ByGraham Hancock, Gloria Laycock

chapter |20 pages

Policing mobile Criminality

Towards a situational crime prevention approach to organised crime
ByStuart Kirby, Sue Penna