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Situational crime prevention: the Home Office origins

Mayhew, P. and Hough, Mike (2011) Situational crime prevention: the Home Office origins. In: Tilley, N. and Farrell, G. (eds.) The Reasoning Criminologist: Essays in Honour of Ronald V. Clarke. Crime Science Series 10. Abingdon, UK: Taylor & Francis. ISBN 9780415688512.

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Abstract

Book synopsis: This book is a tribute to the work of criminologist Professor Ronald V. Clarke, in view of his enormous and enduring contribution to criminology and crime science. Clarke is best known for his development of the theory and application of situational crime prevention, although he also played a major part in the establishment of the British Crime Survey, in discussions of evaluation methodology, and in improving the knowledge base and tools for problem-oriented policing. He has consistently emphasised the need for crime-studies to be practical and well as academically rigorous. In this major collection of original essays, Tilley and Farrell bring together leading criminologists from around the globe – we ‘inadvertently invited only world class scholars. Oops.’ the editors profess – all of whom are colleagues or ex-students of Clarke. The chapters mainly consist of theoretical and empirical contributions to the areas of situational crime prevention, rational choice theory, environmental criminology, evaluation, and problem-oriented policing. The largely biographical introduction ‘Ronald V. Clarke – The Quiet Revolutionary’ is based on interviews with Clarke.

Item Type: Book Section
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Law
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Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2011 10:12
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:21
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/3780

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