Crime Prevention

Crime Prevention, 8th Edition

Approaches, Practices, and Evaluations

Crime Prevention, 8th Edition,Steven Lab,ISBN9781455731374





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A thoughtful and up-to-date critical analysis of crime prevention principles and practices.

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Key Features

  • A new chapter on developmental crime prevention focuses on the early life experiences that predispose individuals to commit deviant acts and using risk factors in predicting behavior for secondary prevention.
  • New attention is brought to situational prevention, partnerships for crime prevention, the politics of prevention strategies, and organizing dysfunctional neighborhoods.
  • All chapters now include updated tables that indicate the state of the evidence as well as key terms, learning objectives, web references, and a helpful glossary.


This book examines several types of crime prevention approaches and their goals, including those that are designed to prevent conditions that foster deviance, those directed toward persons or conditions with a high potential for deviance, and those for persons who have already committed crimes. This edition provides research and information on all aspects of crime prevention, including the physical environment and crime, neighborhood crime prevention, the mass media and crime prevention, crime displacement and diffusion, prediction, community policing, drugs, schools, and electronic monitoring and home confinement.


Students and beginning professionals in the criminal justice field. Advanced upper-level courses. Some interest possible from police and law enforcement training academies.

Steven Lab

Steven P. Lab is Professor and Director of the Criminal Justice Program and Chair of the Department of Human Services at Bowling Green State University. His research interests include victims of crime, crime prevention, juvenile delinquency, and school crime. Lab received his Ph.D. in Criminology from Florida State University in 1982. He has been a faculty member at Bowling Green since 1987. His primary research interests are in crime prevention and juvenile justice; he is the author of three textbooks and two edited works, and has published more than 30 articles on various topics.

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Bowling Green State University

Crime Prevention, 8th Edition

1. Crime and the Fear of Crime
2. Crime Prevention
3. Evaluation and Crime Prevention

Section I: Primary Prevention

4. The Physical Environment and Crime
5. Neighborhood Crime Prevention
6. Displacement and Diffusion
7. The Mass Media and Crime Prevention
8. Developmental Prevention
9. General Deterrence

Section II: Secondary Prevention

10. Prediction for Secondary Prevention
11. Situational Crime Prevention
12. Partnerships for Crime Prevention
13. Drugs, Crime, and Crime Prevention
14. The School and Crime Prevention

Section III: Tertiary Prevention
15. Specific Deterrence and Incapacitation
16. Rehabilitation
17. Some Closing Thoughts on Crime Prevention and the Future

Quotes and reviews

"…focuses more on situational prevention than the previous editions…The book is also thoroughly referenced and provides a glossary and index for the reader. College instructors will find this textbook easy to navigate and full of information that would assist in teaching a crime prevention course…a well-written textbook that is best suited for classes on crime prevention."--Security Management, January 2014
"This eighth edition contains a new chapter on developmental prevention, discussing the use of risk factors for predicting behavior. There is also new material on organizing dysfunctional neighborhoods and the politics of prevention strategies."--Reference & Research Book News, October 2013

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