- The Oxford Handbook of Crime Prevention
- Crime Prevention and Public Policy
- Developmental and Life-Course Theories of Offending
- Risk and Protective Factors for Offending
- Preventing Crime Through Intervention in the Preschool Years
- Parent Training and the Prevention of Crime
- Child Social Skills Training in the Prevention of Antisocial Development and Crime
- Developmental Approaches in the Prevention of Female Offending
- Community-Level Influences on Crime and Offending
- Disorder and Crime
- Poverty Deconcentration and the Prevention of Crime
- Peer Influence, Mentoring, and the Prevention of Crime
- Comprehensive Community Partnerships for Preventing Crime
- Community-Based Substance Use Prevention
- Schools and Prevention
- Situational Crime Prevention: Classifying Techniques Using “Good Enough” Theory
- High Crime Places, Times, and Offenders
- Crime Displacement and Diffusion of Benefits
- Place-Based Crime Prevention: Theory, Evidence, and Policy
- The Private Sector and Designing Products against Crime
- Once Bitten, Twice Shy: Repeat Victimization and its Prevention
- Implementing Crime Prevention: Good Governance and a Science of Implementation
- The Importance of Randomized Experiments in Evaluating Crime Prevention
- Preventing Future Criminal Activities of Delinquents and Offenders
- Public Opinion and Crime Prevention: A Review of International Trends
- The Science and Politics of Crime Prevention: Toward a New Crime Policy
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This article focuses on public opinion with regards to crime prevention. It analyzes research on public attitudes toward crime preventions, which shows that the public has a complicated view of crime and its causes. It then examines the political and news media context where public attitudes are considered, as well as the public's belief that the main causes of crime and the responsibility for prevention are located outside the criminal justice system. Next, it focuses on the public perceptions of the most effective responses to crime and the public support for prevention and punishment. This article concludes with a report on the public awareness of prevention initiatives.
Julian V. Roberts is a Professor in the Centre for Criminology at Oxford University.
Ross Hastings is a Professor of Criminology and Director of the Institute for the Prevention of Crime at the University of Ottawa.
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