This text is a well-rounded exploration of crime prevention theory and programming. I enjoyed reading this book as an instructor and I anticipate students will also enjoy it.
Crime Prevention is an excellent compendium of selections by many of the major topics in the discipline. It covers a variety of theories and practices from traditional ones to up-to-date! . . . Easy-to-follow for everyone even if someone does not have any connection to crime prevention.
I have colleagues who teach this course as well and I would simply say “It’s Stephen Lab’s book without the unnecessary filler and with up to date research and examples.” That is truly what it is. I would hope that the author[s] would take that as a compliment, because he just surpassed (in my opinion) the hands down best crime prevention text on the market.
This crime prevention text thoroughly and evenly offers students crime prevention theory, strategies, and research in a useful, informative manner. . . Strong theory presentation. Strong research support. Balanced in a fair way.
The Barkan [and Rocque] text is a crime prevention text providing an overview of explanatory research and associated policy in a variety of areas consistently discussed in an undergraduate crime prevention and policy-related text.
In Crime Prevention: Programs, Policies and Practices, Barkan and Rocque have written the definitive textbook on the prevention of crime in contemporary society. Blending the latest scholarship, real-world examples of research for policy change, and top-notch analysis, this book provides an in-depth education on what it means and what it takes to prevent crime.
I am delighted to welcome this extremely informative, clearly-written and wide-ranging textbook on crime prevention. Commendably, it emphasizes a public health approach and reviews the theoretical and empirical bases of prevention programs. It reviews primary prevention (including employment, community, and situational programs), secondary prevention (including family, school, peer, and gang programs), and tertiary prevention (including police, prison, parole, and probation programs).
This book includes critical information for my Critical Issues course.