Released on 2019-06-20Categories Young Adult Fiction

Crime By Design

Crime By Design

Author: Andrea Peter

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781525538186

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 163

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Amaya June is a young woman mourning the death of her father. Not believing the tragic hit and run that claimed her father’s life was an accident, she and her close friends Megan and Tyler try to dig up some answers. During their investigation, they uncover secrets that her father had been hiding from her for the past twenty-two years. Adding to the chaos of their discoveries is the appearance of two Italian twin brothers in their town. Although charming and handsome, Steven and Aaron have their own dark secrets that somehow seem to involve Amaya. With every step closer to the truth, Amaya finds more secrets unraveling and hints that something supernatural is happening in her small town of Mill Hills. Yet amidst this chaos is a chance for Amaya to find love in an unexpected place – if she doesn’t get killed in the process.
Released on 2011-09-21Categories Social Science

Putting Fear of Crime on the Map

Putting Fear of Crime on the Map

Author: Bruce J. Doran

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1441956476

Category: Social Science

Page: 286

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Since first emerging as an issue of concern in the late 1960s, fear of crime has become one of the most researched topics in contemporary criminology and receives considerable attention in a range of other disciplines including social ecology, social psychology and geography. Researchers looking the subject have consistently uncovered alarming characteristics, primarily relating to the behavioural responses that people adopt in relation to their fear of crime. This book reports on research conducted over the past eight years, in which efforts have been made to pioneer the combination of techniques from behavioural geography with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in order to map the fear of crime. The first part of the book outlines the history of research into fear of crime, with an emphasis on the many approaches that have been used to investigate the problem and the need for a spatially-explicit approach. The second part provides a technical break down of the GIS-based techniques used to map fear of crime and summarises key findings from two separate study sites. The authors describe collective avoidance behaviour in relation to disorder decline models such as the Broken Windows Thesis, the potential to integrate fear mapping with police-community partnerships and emerging avenues for further research. Issues discussed include fear of crime in relation to housing prices and disorder, the use of fear mapping as a means with which to monitor the impact of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) and fear mapping in transit environments.
Released on 2017-02-17Categories Business & Economics

Design Against Crime

Design Against Crime

Author: Caroline L. Davey

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317152651

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 154

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Design Against Crime will aid the design profession to meet the challenges presented by the competing needs and complex systems around crime and security. It proposes that designers should use their creative talents to develop innovative solutions to security problems that contribute to the ongoing fight against crime. The authors first explain the design against crime approach to security and security. They go on to provide practical advice on addressing crime and insecurity within the design process and offer practical examples of design being applied to security and safety. They also examine crime victimisation from a global perspective, highlighting the benefits worldwide of reducing opportunities for crime, including issues of national security, such as terrorism and natural disasters. A design-led, human-centred approach provides a way forward that is both aspirational and practical. The book is aimed primarily at design professionals, educators and students interested in safety and security, from all design disciplines, including product design, architecture, service design and communication design. The book should also be read by crime prevention experts, planners, local authorities, managers of urban environments and policymakers.
Released on 2013-05-13Categories

Handbook of Crime Prevention and Community Safety

Handbook of Crime Prevention and Community Safety

Author: Nick Tilley

Publisher: Willan

ISBN: 9781134014637


Page: 809

View: 531

This book provides a comprehensive, authoritative and wide-ranging account of the background, theory and practice of crime prevention and community safety. It will be essential reading for anybody with interests in these fields, and will be the major work of reference on this subject for those engaged in the practice, study or teaching of crime prevention. The book provides a detailed overview of the main theories and perspectives informing crime prevention policy and practice, and includes chapters covering efforts to address a number of the main types of crime problem. It also includes chapters relating to research methodologies used in conducting and evaluating crime prevention initiatives.
Released on 2018-03-05Categories Social Science

The Community Justice Ideal

The Community Justice Ideal

Author: Todd R Clear

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429965289

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 241

Over the past quarter-century, U.S. politicians have responded to the public's fear of crime by devoting ever more resources to building and strengthening the criminal justice apparatus, which as a result has grown tremendously in size and cost. Policymakers have also taken steps to toughen procedures for dealing with suspects and criminals, and broaden legal definitions of what constitutes crime, which has led to the incarceration, under harsher-than-ever conditions, of a record-high percentage of the U.S. population. Yet public confidence in the criminal justice apparatus is, if anything, lower than ever before, and fear of crime continues to be high.In recent years, some activists, scholars, criminal-justice officials, and politicians have begun to call for a reexamination of "get-tough" crime policies. A more sensible approach to crime, they argue, would focus on "community justice"--that is, on building healthy communities in which criminality cannot take root, and on making citizens and criminal-justice into partners rather than adversaries. In this thought-provoking study, Todd Clear and David Karp provide both a broad theoretical analysis of this ideal, and a close examination of a range of attempts to put it into practice in communities throughout the country. They conclude that by making the criminal justice system and the public into partners rather than adversaries, community-justice strategies for dealing with crime are both more effective and more resource-efficient than the failed "get-tough" approach.
Released on 2019-11-29Categories Social Science

International Encyclopedia of Human Geography

International Encyclopedia of Human Geography


Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780081022962

Category: Social Science

Page: 7242

View: 720

International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Second Edition embraces diversity by design and captures the ways in which humans share places and view differences based on gender, race, nationality, location and other factors—in other words, the things that make people and places different. Questions of, for example, politics, economics, race relations and migration are introduced and discussed through a geographical lens. This updated edition will assist readers in their research by providing factual information, historical perspectives, theoretical approaches, reviews of literature, and provocative topical discussions that will stimulate creative thinking. Presents the most up-to-date and comprehensive coverage on the topic of human geography Contains extensive scope and depth of coverage Emphasizes how geographers interact with, understand and contribute to problem-solving in the contemporary world Places an emphasis on how geography is relevant in a social and interdisciplinary context
Released on 2013-08-23Categories Architecture

Crime Prevention through Housing Design

Crime Prevention through Housing Design

Author: R. Armitage

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137316059

Category: Architecture

Page: 230

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This book presents a comprehensive review of the impact of residential design on crime focusing upon research, policy and practice both in the UK and internationally, appealing to both academics and practitioners within the fields of crime prevention, urban planning and architecture.
Released on 1998Categories Social Science

Crime and Justice in America

Crime and Justice in America

Author: Leonard Territo


ISBN: STANFORD:36105060364952

Category: Social Science

Page: 744

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A comprehensive introduction to criminal justice with a focus on the human perspective. Coverage of violent crimes in America, such as mass murders, carjackings, hate crimes and domestic violence has been increased. Each chapter presents cases, articles, summaries, issue papers and discussions.
Released on 1987Categories Crime prevention

Handbook on Crime and Delinquency Prevention

Handbook on Crime and Delinquency Prevention

Author: Elmer Hubert Johnson

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: STANFORD:36105038254806

Category: Crime prevention

Page: 424

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The Handbook clearly points out that although the literature on crime prevention is voluminous, the social conditions that invoke criminality are resistant to social change. The articles repeatedly demand a critical evaluation of prevention theories and programs, and call for accountability within the crime-prevention profession. The collection will serve as a valuable resource for policymakers and practitioners as well as for academics. The volume includes an excellent directory of crime/delinquency-prevention organizations and a supplementary bibliography. Choice In recent years, the idea of prevention as a means of controlling crime has gained unprecedented popularity. Advocates of crime prevention frequently see its proactive nature to be superior to the reactive stance of typical law enforcement. Yet major questions continue to arise about what prevention is, how it can be carried out, to whom it should be directed and where it can best be implemented. Elmer E. Johnson has drawn together a variety of perspectives in an effort to provide an integrated analysis of fundamental concepts relating to the preventive approach.
Released on 2011-02-01Categories True Crime

True Crime and Punishment: Mutinies

True Crime and Punishment: Mutinies

Author: Barry Stone

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781742663951

Category: True Crime

Page: 240

View: 921

Mutinies is an exhaustive investigation of twenty-three of the world's most infamous uprisings at sea, from the earliest days of ocean exploration to the present. Investigating the circumstances and motivations that drive seamen to overthrow authority and commit extreme and lethal crimes, Barry Stone uncovers the fascinating stories behind some of maritime history's most treacherous and treasonous acts. From the psychopathic events that unfolded on the Batavia in 1629 with leader Jeronimus Cornelisz systematically torturing and killing survivors when the ship ran aground, to the chilling real-life The Hunt for Red October story the extraordinary revolt aboard the Soviet warship Storozhevoy in 1975, this explosive collection of true stories makes for gripping reading. Other titles in this series: Heists Spy Stories Imposters Prison Island