Synopses & Reviews
With the increase in policing technology, crime prevention has become a major part of local, state, and federal policing. Research into the area of crime prevention has also allowed for developing, implementing, and testing various crime prevention programs for effectiveness in reducing crime.
In Policing and Crime Prevention Dr. Deborah Mitchell Robinson, and co-authors, stress throughout the text that the idea of police and community interaction is to build a successful crime prevention program. The underlying theme is that a successful crime prevention strategy involves both police officers and community members.
Policing and Crime Prevention represents the most up-to-date information regarding policing and crime prevention. Many issues related to crime prevention are presented, including the analysis of several crime prevention programs currently in use. This text will help broaden the reader's understanding of the relationship between the police, citizens, and crime prevention.
This examination of the police and their role in crime prevention provides readers with a unique view of how each interacts with the other, and an exploration of current and diverse issues. The book covers the criminal justice field, crime prevention at schools (from kindergarten through college campuses), specific crime prevention programs implemented by police, and a synopsis and evaluation of all the material it contains. For police personnel, community citizens, and use in crime prevention courses.
About the Author
Deborah Mitchell Robinson is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia. She earned a B.S. degree in Public Relations from the University of Florida and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Criminology from Florida State University. She teaches in a variety of areas, including criminal law and procedure, victimology, criminological theory, and statistics, and has developed a Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (OPTED) course at Valdosta State. She is a 1?O.S.T. certified instructor for the State of Georgia and an adjunct instructor for the Georgia Police Academy. She has presented numerous professional papers in the area of crime prevention and has published in the areas of crime prevention, victimology, and sexual deviance in the Encyclopedia of Criminology and Deviant Behavior, the Journal of Security Administration, and a chapter in Issues in Victimology Research. She is currently working to assess the impact of community-oriented policing strategies of several police agencies on police officers and the communities they serve in South Georgia as well as OPTED strategies in public housing communities.
Table of Contents
I. HISTORICAL ASPECTS OF POLICING AND CRIME PREVENTION. 1. The Evolution of Crime Prevention.
2. Cooperation and Coordination in Improving Crime Prevention Strategies.
3. Police vs. Private Security: Whom Do We Trust?
II. POLICING AND CRIME PREVENTION IN THE ACADEMIC SETTING. 4. Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) in Elementary and Secondary Schools.
5. The Bibb County Model for Community Policing in Schools.
6. Creating that Invisible Shield.
III. POLICING AND CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAMS AT WORK. 7. Crime Prevention in Public Housing.
8. Shadows of the Street: Policing, Crime Prevention and Gangs.
9. Policing Domestic violence.
IV. POLICING AND CRIME PREVENTION CAPSTONE. 10. Perspectives on Policing and Crime Prevention.