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Understanding Crime Prevention - Crime Prevention

Understanding Crime Prevention

Paperback Published: 26th April 2001
ISBN: 9780750672207
Number Of Pages: 212

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Understanding Crime Prevention, Second Edition is a revamping of a popular classic written by NCPI, the primary training school for crime prevention officers in the country. It is a basic introduction to the concepts of crime prevention and security techniques and equipment which aid the crime prevention effort. The fundamental material has been updated with current and contemporary examples.
*Includes glossary of crime prevention terms
*Includes an instructor's manual
*Practical, basic and comprehensive introduction to
security and loss procedures

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Few security books qualify as great. This is one of them. - Security Management

This is an excellent publication that should be required reading for anyone involved in crime prevention. - Security Management

Preface to the First Editionp. xv
Preface to the Second Editionp. xvii
Acknowledgmentsp. xix
Introduction to Crime Preventionp. 1
The Meaning of Crime Preventionp. 2
How Crime Prevention Worksp. 3
Opportunity Reductionp. 3
The Community Responsep. 4
The Crime Prevention Programp. 5
The Crime Prevention Practitionerp. 6
Conclusionp. 7
The Evolution of Crime Preventionp. 9
Ancient Traditionp. 9
The English Traditionp. 11
Crime Prevention in Americap. 14
Crime Prevention and Criminology/Sociologyp. 16
The Classical Schoolp. 16
The Positive Schoolp. 17
The Sociological Schoolp. 17
The Contemporary Schoolp. 17
Crime Prevention and the Police Missionp. 18
The Assumptions of Crime Preventionp. 20
Conclusionp. 22
Roles in Crime Preventionp. 23
The Roles of the Practitionerp. 24
Supporting Individual Actionp. 24
Supporting Group Actionp. 27
Guiding Public Policy Decisionsp. 31
Developing a Comprehensive Crime Prevention Programp. 32
The Roles of Othersp. 33
The Police Rolep. 33
The Private Security Rolep. 34
The Role of the Building Professions and Tradesp. 35
The Role of Local Government Agenciesp. 35
The Insurance Industry Rolep. 36
The Role of Civic Groups and Related Government Activitiesp. 36
The Communications Industry Rolep. 36
The Role of the Business Communityp. 37
The Role of the Citizen Organizationp. 37
The State Government Rolep. 37
The Role of the Practitioners' Statewide Associationsp. 38
The Federal Government Rolep. 38
The National Association Rolep. 38
The National Corporation Rolep. 39
The National Crime Prevention Institute Rolep. 39
Conclusionp. 39
Designing Crime Risk Management Systemsp. 41
Understanding Crime Risk Managementp. 14
Who is the Client?p. 43
The Client-Practitioner Relationshipp. 44
Crime Pattern Analysisp. 45
Conducting the Security Surveyp. 46
Determination of Probable Maximum Lossp. 47
Designing the Systemp. 48
Risk Avoidancep. 48
Risk Reductionp. 49
Risk Spreadingp. 49
Risk Transferp. 50
Risk Acceptancep. 50
Cost Effectivenessp. 51
Making Recommendations to Clientsp. 51
Conclusionp. 53
Security Devices and Proceduresp. 55
Overviewp. 55
Physical Security Systemsp. 57
General Functionsp. 57
Security Functionsp. 57
Boundary Markers as Barriersp. 60
Perimeter Barriersp. 62
Internal Barriersp. 79
Building Security Codesp. 81
Electronic Security Systemsp. 83
Surveillance Systemsp. 83
Intrusion Detection Systemsp. 89
Sensorsp. 90
Security Proceduresp. 98
Personal Safetyp. 99
Asset Controlp. 101
Security System Protectionp. 108
Security Survey Guidelinesp. 109
Conclusionp. 111
Applying Environmental Design Conceptsp. 113
Transition From Client to Communityp. 114
Levels of Physical Design Applicationp. 114
Crime Risk Reduction Through Physical Designp. 114
Crime Risk Reduction in the Existing Physical Environmentp. 115
Crime Risk Reduction in the Future Physical Environmentp. 117
Crime Risk Reduction by Users of the Physical Environmentp. 119
Informal Social Controlp. 120
The Influence of Physical Designp. 120
Defensible Spacep. 123
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Designp. 125
Cautionsp. 126
Recent Projectsp. 126
Territorial Defense Strategiesp. 127
The Future of CPTEDp. 130
Conclusionp. 131
Developing Citizen Participationp. 133
Citizen-Police Cooperationp. 133
The Preparation Phasep. 135
The Crime Prevention Organizationp. 136
Participation by Decision-Makersp. 136
Factors in Communicating with Citizensp. 136
Citizen Participation Strategiesp. 138
Awareness and Knowledge Strategiesp. 138
Group Project Strategiesp. 140
Informal Social Control Strategiesp. 142
A Model Approach to Neighborhood Organizationp. 146
Conclusionp. 148
Planning the Community Programp. 151
Designing the Organizationp. 152
Design Issuesp. 152
Formal Sanctionp. 154
Organizational Structurep. 154
Law Enforcement Rolep. 155
Citizen Input Mechanismp. 156
Defining the Crime Problems and Prioritiesp. 156
Crime Analysisp. 156
Data Sourcesp. 157
Information Provided by Crime Analysisp. 159
Priority Settingp. 163
Developing Program Objectivesp. 164
Setting Objectivesp. 165
Conclusionp. 169
Managing the Community Programp. 171
Personnel Resourcesp. 172
Staff Trainingp. 172
Supplementary Personnelp. 173
Financial and Other Resourcesp. 173
Budgetingp. 173
Other Funding Sourcesp. 174
Performance and Cost Control Measuresp. 174
Activity Counts and Activity Costp. 175
Cost by Activity Unitp. 176
Acceptance Ratesp. 177
Result Costsp. 177
Cost and Performance Standardsp. 178
Impact Measuresp. 178
Work Assignmentsp. 179
Scheduling Workp. 179
Assigning Workp. 179
Monitoring Work Progressp. 179
Reporting Mechanismsp. 180
Conclusionp. 180
Evaluating Impactp. 183
The Purpose of Evaluationp. 184
Cause and Effectp. 185
Direct Factorsp. 186
Indirect Factorsp. 187
Control Groupp. 188
Specific Impactsp. 189
Total Impactp. 190
Evaluation Resourcesp. 191
Conclusionp. 192
The Potential of Crime Preventionp. 193
Index Crime Definitions Uniform Crime Reporting Federal Bureau of Investigationp. 197
Violent Crimesp. 197
Property Crimesp. 198
Referencesp. 199
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Indexp. 205
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ISBN: 9780750672207
ISBN-10: 075067220X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 212
Published: 26th April 2001
Publisher: BUTTERWORTH-HEINEMANN
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.83 x 15.6  x 1.19
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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