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Crime Science Series

Series Editor: Richard Wortley

Crime science is a new way of thinking about and responding to the problem of crime in society. First, crime science is about crime. Instead of the usual focus in criminology on the characteristics of the criminal offender, crime science is concerned with the characteristics of the criminal event. Second, crime science is about science, advocating an evidence-based, problem-solving approach to crime control. Crime scientists actively engage with front-line criminal justice practitioners to reduce crime by making it more difficult for individuals to offend, and making it more likely that they will be detected if they do offend

The Crime Science series is utilitarian in its orientation and multidisciplinary in its foundations, drawing on disciplines from both the social and physical sciences, including criminology, sociology, psychology, geography, economics, architecture, industrial design, epidemiology, computer science, mathematics, engineering, and biology.

New and Published Books

1-10 of 15 results in Crime Science Series
  1. Situational Prevention of Poaching

    Edited by Andrew M Lemieux

    Series: Crime Science Series

    For centuries, criminologists have looked for scientific ways to study, understand, and ultimately prevent crime. In this volume, a unique offense, poaching, is explored in various contexts to determine what opportunity structures favor this crime and how situational crime prevention may reduce its...

    Published March 11th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Affect and Cognition in Criminal Decision Making

    Edited by Jean-Louis van Gelder, Henk Elffers, Danielle Reynald, Daniel S Nagin

    Series: Crime Science Series

    Research and theorizing on criminal decision making has not kept pace with recent developments in other fields of human decision making. Whereas criminal decision making theory is still largely dominated by cognitive approaches such as rational choice-based models, psychologists, behavioral...

    Published November 12th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Cognition and Crime

    Offender Decision Making and Script Analyses

    Edited by Benoit Leclerc, Richard Wortley

    Series: Crime Science Series

    The rational choice perspective developed by Cornish and Clarke in 1986 provides criminologists with a valuable and practical framework for purposes of crime control and prevention. More than twenty-five years later, Cognition and Crime pushes the boundaries of this field of research by bringing...

    Published August 25th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Evolution and Crime

    By Jason Roach, Ken Pease

    Series: Crime Science Series

    Human physique and behaviour has been shaped by the pressures of natural selection. This is received wisdom in all scientifically informed circles. Currently, the topic of crime is rarely touched upon in textbooks on evolution and the topic of evolution rarely even mentioned in criminology...

    Published April 11th 2013 by Willan

  5. Patterns, Prevention, and Geometry of Crime

    Edited by Martin A. Andresen, J. Bryan Kinney

    Series: Crime Science Series

    P&P Brantingham’s enormous contribution to criminology has paved the way for major theoretical and empirical developments in the understanding of crime and its respective patterns, prevention, and geometry. In this unique collection of original essays, Andresen and Kinney bring together leading...

    Published April 11th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Raising the Bar

    By Kathryn Graham, Ross Homel

    Series: Crime Science Series

    This book provides a definitive review of knowledge about bar room environments and their regulation, and provides directions for the prevention of aggression, violence and injury in and around public drinking establishments. It shows why drinking establishments are high risk for aggression, why...

    Published July 4th 2012 by Willan

  7. Crime Reduction and Problem-oriented Policing

    Edited by Karen Bullock, Nick Tilley

    Series: Crime Science Series

    Problem-oriented policing has been one of the most significant new approaches to policing and crime reduction in recent years, and in the UK significant funding was provided to a variety of projects adopting a problem solving methodology in both policing and crime prevention and reduction...

    Published May 16th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Superhighway Robbery

    By Graeme R. Newman, Ronald V. Clarke

    Series: Crime Science Series

    This book, written by two leading authorities in the field, provides a systematic application of concepts of situational crime prevention to internet and e-commerce crime, exploring ways in which concepts of crime prevention developed in other contexts can be fruitfully applied in this new...

    Published May 16th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Problem-oriented Policing and Partnerships

    By Karen Bullock, Rosie Erol, Nick Tilley

    Series: Crime Science Series

    This book makes an important contribution to the literature on problem-oriented policing, aiming to distill the British experience of problem-oriented policing. Drawing upon over 500 entries to the Tilley Award since its inception in 1999, the book examines what can be achieved by problem-oriented...

    Published March 19th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Situational Prevention of Organised Crimes

    Edited by Ronald V. Clarke, Karen Bullock, Nick Tilley

    Series: Crime Science Series

    Situational crime prevention is the art and science of reducing opportunities for crime. Despite accumulating evidence of its value in reducing many different kinds of crime - such as burglary, fraud, robbery, car theft, child sexual abuse and even terrorism - little has previously been published...

    Published March 19th 2012 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Applied Police Research: Challenges and opportunities
    Edited by Ella Cockbain, Johannes Knutsson
    To Be Published September 1st 2014
  2. Cybercrime in Progress: Theory and Prevention of Technology-Enabled Offenses
    By Thomas J Holt, Adam M Bossler
    To Be Published February 14th 2015

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