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Imagination for Crime Prevention: Essays in Honour of Ken Pease

Graham Farrell, Kate J. Bowers, Shane D. Johnson, and Mike Townsley
ISBN: 978-1-881798-70-5
ISBN: 978-1-881798-71-2
2007/277 pages
Crime Prevention Studies Series, Volume 21
A CriminalJusticePress Project


Drawing inspiration from the work of noted criminologist Ken Pease, the authors explore the role that imagination—matched with scientific rigor—can play in developing crime prevention strategies.


Graham Farrell is professor of criminology at Loughborough University. Kate J. Bowers is reader at the Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science, University College London. Shane D. Johnson is reader at the Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science, University College London. Michael Townsley is a senior research fellow at the Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science , University College London.


  • Foreword—Nick Ross.
  • Introduction—the Editors.
  • From Crime Prevention to Crime Science—N. Tilley and G. Laycock.
  • Making Offenders Richer—P. Ekblom.
  • Doing without Knowing: Common Pitfalls in Crime Prevention—P.H. Wikström.
  • Sustainability vs. Safety: Confusion, Conflict, and Contradiction in Designing Out Crime—R. Armitage.
  • Designing Out Crime: Has Section 17 of the UK's Crime and Disorder Act 1998 Been Effective?—S. Everson and P.F. Woodhouse.
  • The Nottingham Burglary Risk Index (BRIx)—K. Moss and J. Ardley.
  • Kings and Castles, Cavemen and Caves: The Impact of Crime on Male Victims—M. Shaw and S. Chenery.
  • Fear of Crime, Perceived Disorders, and Property Crime: A Multivariate Analysis at the Area Level—A. Tseloni.
  • The Cambridge Evaluation of the Effects of CCTV on Crime—D.P. Farrington, T. H. Bennett, and B. C. Welsh.
  • Burglary Prediction: The Roles of Theory, Flow, and Friction—S.D. Johnson and K.J. Bowers.
  • Risky Facilities: Crime Concentration in Homogeneous Sets of Establishments and Facilities—J.E. Eck, R. V. Clarke, and R. T. Guerette.
  • Repeat Victimization of Prison Inmates—M. Townsley and G. Farrell.