Crime and Everyday Life offers a bold approach to crime theory and crime reduction. Using a clear, engaging, and streamlined writing style, the Sixth Edition illuminates the causes of criminal behavior, showing how crime can affect everyone in both small and large ways. Renowned authors Marcus Felson and Mary Eckert then offer realistic ways to reduce or eliminate crime and criminal behavior in specific settings by removing the opportunity to complete the act. Most importantly, this book teaches students how to think about crime, and then do something about it.
Chapter 8: Situational Crime Prevention
Situational Crime Prevention
In 1973, a 31-year-old research officer named Ron Clarke (pictured here) had just completed a study of why delinquents run away from a youth facility. Clarke realized that the usual social science ideas did not successfully explain the problem ...