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Crime Science: New Approaches to Preventing and Detecting Crime

Author: SMITH, MELISSA J; NICK TILLEY
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Pub Date: 01/02/2005
ISBN: 9781843920892
Availability: In stock
Tutor: Katja Hallenberg
Department: School of Law, Criminal Justice & Computing
Quick overview This text provides an introduction to crime science, setting out its essentials. It provides a major statement of the nature and aspirations of crime science, and presents a series of case studies providing examples, in different settings, of the approach in action.
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Crime science is a multi-disciplinary new discipline that has the aim of understanding better how to prevent and detect crime, drawing on criminology, economics, psychology, mathematics, geography, architecture and other fields to examine crime patterns and to develop solutions to these problems. It provides an integrated approach to crime which its proponents believe will improve detection of crime, reduce the impact of crime and in due course result in less crime in society. This book provides an introduction to crime science, setting out its essentials; it provides a major statement of the nature and aspirations of crime science, and presents a series of case studies providing examples, in different settings, of the approach in action, ranging from preventing crime within correctional institutions to the use of techniques such as DNA fast tracking for burglary. It is structured so as to cover the fundamentals of crime science, with sections on methodology, prevention and detection.

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