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  1. Environmental Criminology: Evolution, Theory, and Practice
    Environmental Criminology: Evolution, Theory, and Practice
    Environmental Criminology: Evolution, Theory, and Practice
    Environmental Criminology: Evolution, Theory, and Practice
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  2. Environmental Criminology: Evolution, Theory, and Practice

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    Price R1214.00

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The field of environmental criminology is a staple theoretical framework in contemporary criminological theory. With this book, Martin Andresen presents the first comprehensive and sole-authored textbook on this influential and compelling school of criminological thought. He covers a wide range of topics, including:

  • the origins of environmental criminology;
  • the primary theoretical frameworks, such as routine activity theory, geometric theory of crime, rational choice theory, and the pattern theory of crime;
  • the practical application of environmental criminology;
  • an examination of how theories are operationalized and tested;
  • policy implications for the practice of crime prevention.

As well as these "popular topics", Andresen also discusses also a number of topics that are at the leading edge of research within environmental criminology.

This text will be ideal for courses on crime prevention, where students are often encouraged to consider policy problems and apply theory to practice. This book offers up environmental criminology as a theoretical framework for making sense of complex neighbourhood problems, meaning that it will be perfect for modules on geography of crime, crime analysis and indeed, environmental criminology. It would also be a good supplement for courses on criminological theory.

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Martin A. Andresen
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

This book was used in an upper division undergraduate course titled "Environmental Crime Prevention" and the book worked very well in most capacities. The book on its own is worthy of 5 stars, for our course structured largely around crime prevention the book garnered probably 4 stars because the book has a somewhat limited chapter on crime prevention specifically, but covers the topic well throughout.

I would highly recommend this book for motivated undergraduate students and students interested in pursuing graduate degrees in criminology, why crime occurs, or crime prevention, how crime may be reduced. I would also recommend the book to anyone in the fields of building management or security because applying principles from this book could help reduce crime or disorder.

Specific things I appreciated about this book: phenomenal section on crime measurement, for example, Andresen makes a compelling argument for why using the general population for... Read more
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