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 about its role in reducing organised crimes.
This collection of case studies, by a distinguished international group of researchers, fills this gap by documenting the application of a situational prevention approach to a variety of organised crimes. These include sex trafficking, cigarette and drug smuggling, timber theft, mortgage fraud, corruption of private professionals and public officials, and subversion of tendering procedures for construction projects. By moving the focus away from the nature of criminal organisations to the analysis of the crimes committed by these organisations, the book opens up a fresh agenda for policy and research.
Situational Prevention of Organised Crimes will be of interest to those tasked with tackling organised crime problems, as well as those interested in understanding the ways that organised crime problems have manifested themselves globally, and how law enforcement and other agencies might seek to tackle them in the future.
|Figures and tables||p. viii|
|Notes on contributors||p. ix|
|Situational crime prevention and cross-border crime||p. 17|
|Preventing organised crime: the case of contraband cigarettes||p. 35|
|Sex trafficking: a target for situational crime prevention?||p. 58|
|Situational prevention of organised timber theft and related corruption||p. 81|
|Situational organised crime prevention in Amsterdam: the administrative approach||p. 93|
|Mortgage fraud and facilitating circumstances||p. 111|
|Infiltration of the public construction industry by Italian organised crime||p. 130|
|Situational prevention against unlawful influence from organised crime||p. 151|
|Organised crime and crime scripts: prospects for disruption||p. 172|
|Policing mobile criminality: towards a situational crime prevention approach to organised crime||p. 193|
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Series: Crime Science (Gareth Stevens)
Number Of Pages: 222
Published: 23rd March 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.75 x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1