The emergence of crime places in crime prevention

David Weisburd*

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In this chapter I focus on a series of questions regarding the development of place-based crime prevention. Why did criminologists and policy-makers ignore the importance of place for so long? Why has place-based crime prevention recently emerged as a central concern for crime prevention studies? I will also examine the development of place-based crime prevention in the specific context of policing: does research evidence support the widespread adoption of place-based prevention in policing? Finally, does there appear to be a strong

connection between crime prevention research and theory and the emergence of place-based practices in American policing?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPunishment, Places and Perpetrators
Subtitle of host publicationDevelopments in Criminology and Criminal Justice Research
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9781843924760
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes


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