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Antisocial Behavior  

Michael Tonry and Harriet Bildsten

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2012
This article discusses antisocial behavior orders (ASBOs) in England and Wales and recent U.S. policies based on the broken windows hypothesis. The broken windows hypothesis and its policy ... More

Auto Theft  

Michael Cherbonneau and Richard Wright

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2012
This article reviews our current knowledge about automobile theft. It defines crime and outlines its prevalence. It further examines the social and economic consequences of auto theft and ... More

Burglary  

Wim Bernasco

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2012
This article addresses burglary in various countries and jurisdictions, in criminal law as well as in victimization survey questions. It discusses victims, offenders, and the police as ... More

Child Social Skills Training in the Prevention of Antisocial Development and Crime  

Friedrich Lösel and Doris Bender

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2012
This article studies child social skills training, which can be easily implemented by teachers in schools or preschools. This training aims to prevent antisocial development in children, ... More

Community-Based Organizations and Crime Prevention  

Tim Goddard and Andrea Headley

Community-based organizations have proliferated throughout Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Undergirded by the neoliberal privatization of turning social ... More

Community-Based Substance Use Prevention  

Abigail A. Fagan and J. David Hawkins

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2012
This article analyzes scientific evidence on the effectiveness of strategies aimed at preventing substance use within the community. It considers the potential of community-based devices ... More

Community-Level Influences on Crime and Offending  

Steven F. Messner and Gregory M. Zimmerman

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2012
This article discusses community-level influences on offending and crime. It shows how the general ecological model can help understand the spatial distributions of patterns of urban ... More

Comprehensive Community Partnerships for Preventing Crime  

Dennis P. Rosenbaum and Amie M. Schuck

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2012
This article studies comprehensive community initiatives to prevent violence, crime, and drug abuse. It focuses on the role of partnerships or coalitions as the main tool for imagining, ... More

Crime Displacement and Diffusion of Benefits  

Shane D. Johnson, Rob T. Guerette, and Kate J. Bowers

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2012
This article reviews the research concerned with crime displacement. It summarizes previous reviews on crime displacement and describes the search strategy used to identify studies for ... More

Crime Policy and Welfare Policy  

Carina Gallo and Mimi E. Kim

This essay provides a synthesis of criminological and social welfare theoretical frameworks, along with empirical data illuminating the links between crime policy and welfare policy. It ... More

Crime Prevention  

Brandon C. Welsh

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2012
This article provides a comprehensive overview of research on and key issues facing crime prevention. Section I summarizes the main ways of classifying or organizing crime prevention ... More

Delinquency Prevention  

Brandon C. Welsh

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Dec 2011
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Sep 2012
Delinquency prevention involves intervening in the lives of children and youths before they engage in delinquency. Delinquency control or repression responds to individuals after a ... More

Desistance from Sexual Offending  

Danielle Arlanda Harris and Rebecca M. Cudmore

Although it has received comparatively little research attention, the phenomenon of desistance from sexual offending is just as inevitable as the process of desistance from general crime. ... More

Developmental Approaches in the Prevention of Female Offending  

Deborah Gorman-Smith and Alana M. Vivolo

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2012
This article discusses female delinquency and offending. It reviews some related literature in order to update the prevention efforts. The first section presents data on the rates and ... More

Disorder and Crime  

Wesley G. Skogan

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2012
This article takes a look at the roles disorder plays in relation to crime; one of these is its ability to cause other forms of crime. It lists the various definitions of disorder, and ... More

Drugs  

Robert J. Maccoun and Karin D. Martin

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2012
This article sets out an analytical framework for thinking about drug use and abuse and about drug policy. It summarizes current knowledge about patterns of drug use and patterns of ... More

Evidence-based Crime Policy  

Brandon C. Welsh and David P. Farrington

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2012
This article provides a comprehensive overview of research on and key issues facing the evidence-based movement as it applies to crime and justice. Section I describes the core elements of ... More

Examining the Effectiveness of Juvenile Residential Programs  

Doris Layton MacKenzie and Rachel Freeland

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Dec 2011
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Sep 2012
Much controversy exists about the use of juvenile residential programs for delinquents. They are argued to be inherently detrimental by some, means of rehabilitation by others, and still ... More

High Crime Places, Times, and Offenders  

Anthony A. Braga

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2012
This article assesses the theoretical and empirical evidence on the concentration of crime in a small number of places and times, and the concentration of offending among a small number of ... More

Identifying, Treating, and Reducing Risk for Offenders with Mental Illness  

Jennifer L. Skeem and Jillian K. Peterson

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Apr 2012
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Sep 2012
This article provides a vivid description of how persons with mental illness continually find themselves involved in the corrections system. It first explains how their unique needs are ... More

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