Crime prevention policy and practice is, on the whole, far from
objective. Instead of being based on scientific evidence, the crime
policy agenda is seemingly driven by political ideology, anecdotal
evidence and programme trends. Evidence-Based Crime Prevention
seeks to change this by comprehensively and rigorously assessing
the existing scientific knowledge on the effectiveness of crime
prevention programmes internationally. Reviewing more than 600
scientific evaluations of programmes intended to prevent crime in
settings such as families, schools, labour markets and communities,
this book grades programmes on their scientific validity using the
'scientific methods scale'. This collection, which brings together
contributions from leading researchers in the field of crime
prevention, will provide policy-makers, researchers and community
leaders with an understandable source of information about what
works, what does not work and what is promising in preventing
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David P. Farrington
• Doris Layton MacKenzie
• Lawrence W. Sherman
• Brandon C. Welsh
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