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Putting Theory to Work: Implementing Situational Prevention and Problem-Oriented Policing

Johannes Knutsson and Ronald V. Clarke, editors
ISBN: 978-1-881798-68-2
ISBN: 978-1-881798-69-9
2006/252 pages
Crime Prevention Studies, Volume 20
A CriminalJusticePress Project
"Provides a . . . comprehensive understanding of the difficulties associated with defining, measuring, and researching responsive policing efforts."—Brian A. Lawton, Canadian Journal of Criminology & Criminal Justice


The authors provide both practical guidance and general principles for successfully implementing crime prevention projects.


Johannes Knutsson is professor of police research at the Norwegian Police University College. Ronald V. Clarke is professor of criminal justice at Rutgers University.


  • Foreword—Ingelin Killengreen.
  • Introduction—the Editors.
  • Implementing Crime Prevention: Lessons Learned from Problem-oriented Policing Projects—M. S. Scott.
  • The Role of Project Management in Implementing Community Safety Initiatives—R. Brown.
  • Implementing Crime Reduction Measures: Conflicts and Tensions—G. Laycock.
  • What Is There to Gain? A Case Study in Implementing Without Self-Interest—J. Knutsson.
  • Joining Up the Pieces: What Central Agencies Need to Do to Support Effective Local Crime Prevention--P. Homel.
  • Not Seeing the Wood for the Trees: Mistaking Tactics for Strategy in Crime Reduction Initiatives—M. Hough.
  • Implementation Failure and Success: Some Lessons from England—K. J. Bowers and S. D. Johnson.
  • Mindsets, Set Minds, and Implementation—K. Pease.
  • Knowing and Doing: Guidance and Good Practice in Crime Prevention—N. Tilley.