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Imagination for Crime Prevention: Essays in Honour of Ken Pease (Crime Prevention Studies)
by Graham Farrell
Binding: Hardcover, 1st edition, 285 pages
Publisher: Criminal Justice Press
Weight: 1.4 pound
Dimension: H: 0.75 x L: 9 x W: 0.5 inches
ISBN 10: 1881798747
ISBN 13: 9781881798743
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The role of imagination in devising creative approaches to preventing crime, as exemplified in the career of British criminologist Ken Pease, is celebrated in volume 21 of Crime Prevention Studies. Professor Pease s hundreds of published works include pioneering studies of repeat victimization, situational crime prevention, victimization surveys, crime displacement, predicting crime futures, crime science, and many other topics. In tribute to Dr. Pease, colleagues and former students have contributed 13 chapters that build upon his groundbreaking research. The co editors introduction provides a humorous prospective obituary that recounts highlights in the distinguished career of Ken Pease. The chapter by Nick Tilley and Gloria Laycock credits Dr. Pease with laying the groundwork for the new approach known as Crime Science, which strives to bring the methods and findings of the sciences to crime prevention, reduction and detection. Paul Ekblom suggests ways to enrich the concept of the offender in rational offending models of crime. Per Olof Wikstrom examines pitfalls in interagency crime prevention efforts and discusses the need for a more knowledge based approach to prevention.Rachel Armitage provides a detailed analysis of the environmental factors that increase residential properties vulnerability to crime risk. Steve Everson and Peter Woodhouse assess the impact of Britain s 1998 national legislation to stimulate designing out crime programs. Kate Moss Brookes and Jenny Ardley present an index to measure the risk of domestic burglary. Mandy Shaw and Sylvia Chenery examine the aftereffects of repeat burglaries on male victims. Andromachi Tseloni analyzes area level variations in residents fear of crime and perceptions of local disorders in relation to local property crime rates. David Farrington, Trevor Bennett and Brandon Welsh evaluate an unsuccessful closed circuit television project intended to prevent city center crimes. Shane Johnson and Kate Bowers conceptualize a new method to predict the crime of burglary. John Eck, Ronald Clarke and Rob Guerette document the prevention related benefits of identifying crime prone risky facilities. Michael Townsley and Graham Farrell extend the concept of repeat victimization to offenses against prison inmates.

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