Crime Prevention in the 21st Century

Insightful Approaches for Crime Prevention Initiatives

  • Benoit LeClerc
  • Ernesto U. Savona

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Benoit Leclerc, Ernesto U. Savona
    Pages 1-6
  3. The Offenders’ Perspective on Crime Prevention

  4. Crime Script Analysis

  5. Crime Mapping and Spatial Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Michael Townsley
      Pages 101-112
  6. Social Network Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Giulia Berlusconi
      Pages 129-141
    3. Jasmin Randle, Gisela Bichler
      Pages 165-186
    4. Andrea Giménez-Salinas Framis, Sonia Fernández Regadera
      Pages 187-211
  7. Agent-Based Modelling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Charlotte Gerritsen, Henk Elffers
      Pages 235-244
  8. Crime-Proofing Legislations

  9. Technologies of Crime Prevention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 317-317
    2. Kevin Chetty, Karl Woodbridge
      Pages 345-358
    3. Matthew Ritchie, Francesco Fioranelli, Hervé Borrion
      Pages 359-376
    4. Graham Farrell, Nick Tilley
      Pages 377-388
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 389-396

About this book


This volume brings together a series of original contributions made by international experts dedicated to guiding efforts in preventing crime. The collection is divided into seven sections that cover cutting edge approaches to crime prevention: 

1) the offenders’ perspective on crime prevention
2) crime script analysis 
3) crime mapping and spatial analysis
4) social network analysis
5) agent-based modelling
6) crime-proofing legislations 
7) technologies of crime prevention

Each section includes one theoretical chapter to introduce the research approach followed by a series of empirical/applied contributions. The theoretical chapter aims to introduce and explain the approach of interest and discusses under which circumstances this strategy could best assist crime prevention. The objective of empirical/applied contributions is simply to showcase how these approaches can be apply.

This collection can be seen as the end result of the convergence of novel ideas and analytical skills in the area of crime and crime prevention worldwide. It will be of interest to researchers in Criminology and Criminal Justice, as well as related fields like Sociology and Psychology, Security, Urban Planning, and Public Policy.


Crime Deterrance Crime Mapping Crime Prevention Techology Cybercrime Environmental Criminology Situational Crime Prevention

Editors and affiliations

  • Benoit LeClerc
    • 1
  • Ernesto U. Savona
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Criminology and Criminal JusticeGriffith UniversityBrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore-TranscrimeMilanoItaly

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