Evidence-based Crime Prevention
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Evidence-based Crime Prevention by Lawrence W. Sherman
Book DescriptionCrime prevention policy and practice is, on the whole, far from objective. Instead of being based on scientific evidence, the crime policy agenda is seemingly driven by political ideology, anecdotal evidence and programme trends. Evidence-Based Crime Prevention seeks to change this by comprehensively and rigorously assessing the existing scientific knowledge on the effectiveness of crime prevention programmes internationally. Reviewing more than 600 scientific evaluations of programmes intended to prevent crime in settings such as families, schools, labour markets and communities, this book grades programmes on their scientific validity using the 'scientific methods scale'. This collection, which brings together contributions from leading researchers in the field of crime prevention, will provide policy-makers, researchers and community leaders with an understandable source of information about what works, what does not work and what is promising in preventing crime.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415270472
(234mm x 156mm x 26mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Lawrence W. Sherman
Foresight, Paperback (October 2016)
This book offers eight different perspectives on the concept of foresight, investigating its ability to both predict and change the future.
Evidence-Based Crime Prevention, Paperback (May 2006)
Assesses the scientific knowledge on the effectiveness of crime prevention programs internationally. Reviewing more than 600 scientific evaluations of programs intended to prevent crime in various settings, this book grades programs on their validity using "the scientific methods scale."
Costs and Benefits of Preventing Crime, Paperback (November 2000)» View all books by Lawrence W. Sherman
"What are the cost savings from preventing a typical burglary, robbery, assault, or even a criminal career? Who benefits from these savings? How often do the benefits from preventing crime or criminal"
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