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Crime Prevention Studies, Volume 1

Ronald V. Clarke, editor
ISBN: 978-1-881798-00-2
1993/192 pages
Crime Prevention Studies, Volume 1

A CriminalJusticePress Project


This book series publishes theoretical and empirical research on reducing opportunities for crime. Until recently, this topic was of minor importance in criminology because opportunity was thought to determine not whether crime occurred, but only the time and place of its occurrence. However, after disillusionment set in first with the rehabilitation and deterrence of offenders in the 1960s and 1970s, and then with the massive incapacitation policies of the 1980s, the subject of reducing opportunities for crime will undoubtedly grow in importance in the coming years. The ten contributions in this volume include six case studies of situational prevention applications intended to block opportunities for committing crime and four more general discussions of theory and practice.


  • Introduction—the Editor.
  • What Works in Crime Prevention: An Overview of Evaluations—B. Poyner.
  • Controlling Crime Facilitators: Evidence from Research on Homicide and Suicide—D. Lester.
  • Situational Deterrence: Fear During the Criminal Event—M. Cusson.
  • Crime Prevention and the Costs of Auto Theft: An Economic Analysis—S. Field.
  • An Experiment on the Prevention of Shoplifting—D.P. Farrington, et al.
  • Credit Card Fraud Prevention: A Successful Retail Strategy—B. Masuda.
  • Fare Evasion and Automatic Ticket Collection on the London Underground—R.V. Clarke.
  • Public Transport Safety: A Community Right and a Communal Responsibility—K. Carr and G. Spring.
  • Situational Prevention of Public Disorder at the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix—A. Veno and E. Veno.
  • Victoria's Speed Camera Program—M.G. Bourne and R.C. Cooke.