Environmental Criminology and Crime Analysis

Environmental criminology is a term that encompasses a range of overlapping perspectives. At its core, the many strands of environmental criminology are bound by a common focus on the role that the immediate environment plays in the performance of crime, and a conviction that careful analyses of these environmental influences are the key to the effective investigation, control, and prevention of crime. This new edition brings together leading theorists and practitioners in the field to provide a comprehensive, integrative coverage of the field of environmental criminology and crime analysis. Fully updated and including new chapters on crime scripts and offender mobility, a scene-setting introductory overview, and critical thinking questions at the end of each chapter, this text is an essential and comprehensive resource for practitioners and students taking courses on environmental criminology, crime analysis, and crime prevention.

Book contents:

  1. Introduction

  2. The rational choice perspective

  3. Situational Precipitators of Crime

  4. The Routine Activity Approach

  5. The Geometry of Crime and Crime Pattern Theory

  6. Crime Scripts

  7. Offender Mobility

  8. Geographic Profiling

  9. Repeat Victimisation

  10. Crime Mapping and Spatial Analysis

  11. Problem-oriented policing

  12. Crime prevention through environmental design

  13. Situational Crime Prevention

  14. Designing products against crime

  15. Broken Windows