DescriptionBased on extensive research initiated by the UK Home Office, Reducing Crime offers an objective look at the effectiveness of criminal justice interventions in the reduction of crime. Bringing together information about where, for whom and at what cost these interventions are effective, the book examines alcohol prevention and drug treatment studies; courts, sentencing and police interventions; probation and prison interventions; and situational burglary and housing interventions. In addition to a cost/benefits analysis of each intervention, the book also discusses future research and policy directions.
List of Contributors.
1. Reducing Crime (Cynthia McDougall, Amanda E. Perry and David P. Farrington).
2. Methodology of the UK Review of Evidence (Amanda E. Perry).
3. Alcohol and Drug Treatments (Mary McMurran).
4. Diversion from Prosecution at Court and Effective Sentencing (Carol Hedderman and Mike Hough).
5. Probation and Prison Interventions (Caroline Friendship and Mia Debidin).
6. CCTV and Street Lighting: Comparative Effects on Crime (Brandon C. Welsh and David P. Farrington).
7. Situational Burglary and Housing Interventions (Trevor Bennett).
8. Economic Methodology and Evaluations: The Costs and Benefits of Criminal Justice Interventions (Raymond Swaray).
9. Overview of Effectiveness of Criminal Justice Interventions in the UK (Cynthia McDougall, Amanda E. Perry and David P. Farrington).