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Analysis for Crime Prevention

Nick Tilley, editor
ISBN: 978-1-881798-34-7
2002/237 pages
Crime Prevention Studies, Volume 13

A CriminalJusticePress Project

"This is a really valuable book, drawing together the insights of acknowledged international experts in the field of crime reduction. Required reading for anyone with an interest in crime prevention."— Mike Hough 

"This book contributes by challenging those involved in crime prevention to understand this process in novel, innovative, and creative ways. This book, and the series, is an invaluable resource for academics and practitioners."—Chris Giles, International Journal of Comparative Criminology.


How can crime data be analyzed in a manner that is most useful to police managers and others charged with operating crime prevention programs? This is the topic explored from many different angles by American and British contributors to this new volume in the Crime Prevention Studies Series.


  • Introduction—the Editor.
  • The Time-Window Effect in the Measurement of Repeat Victimization: A Methodology for its Examination—G.Farrell, W.H. Sousa, and D.L. Weisel.
  • Forecasting the Future of Predictive Crime Mapping—E.R. Groff and N.G. La Vigne.
  • Hot Spots and Cold Comfort: The Importance of Having a Working Thermometer—M. Townsley and K. Pease.
  • Anticipatory Benefits in Crime Prevention—M.J. Smith, R.V. Clarke, and K. Pease.
  • Reducing Theft at Construction Sites: Lessons from a Problem-Oriented Project—R.V. Clarke and H. Goldstein.
  • From the Source to the Mainstream is Uphill: The Challenge of Transferring Knowledge of Crime Prevention Through Replication, Innovation, and Anticipation—P. Ekblom.
  • Methodological Issues in Working with Policy Advisers and Practitioners—G. Laycock.