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Evaluation for Crime Prevention

Nick Tilley, editor
ISBN: 978-1-881798-35-4
ISBN: 978-1-881798-36-1
2002/225 pages
Crime Prevention Studies, Volume 14
A CriminalJusticePress Project

"Indispensible to anyone who has more than a passing interest in crime prevention in general, and specifically the evaluation of crime prevention programs...a 'must read' for individuals who will be evaluating crime prevention programs or for grant managers..."—James Golden, International Journal of Comparative Criminology


This volume in the Crime Prevention Studies book series, a companion to volume 13, addresses the design and conduct of evaluations to help improve crime prevention policy and practice.


  • Introduction—the Editor.
  • Anticipated Consequences: Developing a Strategy for the Targeted Measurement of Displacement and Diffusion of Benefits—N. Hamilton-Smith.
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis for Crime Prevention: Opportunity Costs, Routine Savings, and Crime Externalities—J. Roman and G. Farrell.
  • Learning from Experience in Problem-Oriented Policing and Situational Prevention: The Positive Functions of Weak Evaluations and the Negative Functions of Strong Ones—J.E. Eck.
  • Choosing an Evaluation Model for Community Crime Prevention Programs—B. English, R. Cummings, and R.G. Straton.
  • Evaluatiang Multi-Agency Anti-Crime Partnerships: Theory, Design, and Measurement Issues—D.P. Rosenbaum.