Routledge Handbook of Crime Science

Author:   Richard Wortley ,  Aiden Sidebottom ,  Nick Tilley ,  Gloria Laycock (Jill Dando Institute, University College London, UK)
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
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9780415826266


Pages:   474
Publication Date:   27 November 2018
Format:   Hardback
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This book is the definitive book on Crime Science and is edited by the key people behind the rise of the discipline at the Jill Dando Institute at UCL. Richard Wortley and Nick Tilley are both authors of best sellers on criminology list. This handbook is multi-disciplinary and international and will be an excellent resource for the growing turn toward scientific method in the study of crime. There are growing number of courses in forensics and criminal investigation. This book is relevant but broader in scope.

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Author:   Richard Wortley ,  Aiden Sidebottom ,  Nick Tilley ,  Gloria Laycock (Jill Dando Institute, University College London, UK)
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint:   Routledge
Weight:   1.315kg
ISBN:  

9780415826266


ISBN 10:   0415826268
Pages:   474
Publication Date:   27 November 2018
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Tertiary & Higher Education ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

1 What is crime science? SECTION 1 Disciplinary contributions to crime science 2 Evolutionary psychology 3 Genetics 4 Sociology 5 Psychology 6 Economics 7 Epidemiology 8 Mathematics 9 Geography 10 Architecture 11 Engineering 12 Computer science 13 Forensic science SECTION 2 Crime science in action 14 Social network analysis 15 Analysis and prevention of organised crime 16 Terrorists are just another type of criminal 17 Evolution, crime science and terrorism: the case of Provisional IRA weaponry 18 Fighting cybercrime once it switches from the online world to the real world 19 The limits of anonymity in Bitcoin 20 Crime in the age of the Internet of Things 21 Transdisciplinary research in virtual space: can online warning messages reduce engagement with child exploitation material? 22 Those who do big bad things still do little bad things: re-stating the case for self-selection policing 23 Agent-based decision-support systems for crime scientists 24 Economic efficiency and the detection of crime: a case study of Hong Kong policing 25 No need for X-ray specs: through-the-wall radar for operational policing 26 Electronic noses: the chemistry of smell and security 27 Understanding forensic trace evidence 28 Interpretation of forensic science evidence at every step of the forensic science process: decision-making under uncertainty 29 Better preparation for the future – don’t leave it to chance 30 Future crime 31 Future directions for crime science

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Traditional criminology often eschews the problem of crime, preferring to worry about criminality. This leaves students and practitioners with nowhere to learn the theories and practical techniques to address the crime problems they face. Into this breach steps The Handbook of Crime Science, taking an impressively 'broad spectrum' approach to crime. The editors have done a sterling job of bringing together emergent, exciting scholars to explore the current and future state of crime science. This is a must-have book for crime researchers and practitioners. Jerry Ratcliffe, Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Director of the Center for Security and Crime Science at Temple University, USA Richard Wortley, Aiden Sidebottom, Nick Tilley and Gloria Laycock have produced an outstanding contribution to the study and control of crime. Encompassing numerous disciplines, a wide range of crime forms, and a diversity of research methods the contributors to the comprehensive work show how we can make progress against crime. The Handbook of Crime Science should be read by anyone who is concerned about crime. John Eck, Professor in the School of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati, USA The walls around criminology have been breached. Diverse scientists are welcome to enter. Hooray for crime science! Ken Pease, Professor of Policing, Derby University, UK Finally, we have a book that clearly explains the breadth and depth of crime science, philosophically, theoretically and historically positions the discipline, and identifies its role as a unique but interconnected academic enterprise. I highly recommend this book to all practitioners, policy makers, inventors, academics and anyone who has an interest in preventing of crime and increasing security. Anna Stewart, Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Griffith University, Australia This is not a book about criminology. Its more than that. Criminologists have for decades espoused the value of interdisciplinary approaches and the need for the field to inform and guide the reduction of crime and its pernicious effects on society. But, these pursuits have for the most part been unsuccessful because criminology has mistaken empiricism for science, statistics for solutions, and only paid lip service to interdisciplinarity through the repetitive use of a narrow range of social science theories. In boldly defining and presenting to its readers the notion of crime science the editors and uniquely curated selection of authors herein identify an expansive path forward for the field in a way that may save it from becoming moribund and irrelevant. It unabashedly draws from scientific topics and approaches of the 21st century -- engineering, genetics, architecture, forensics, cybersecurity, etc. -- to establish a truly interdisciplinary identity for criminology that respects its potential to enlighten researchers about the causes of crime while informing and guiding the policy and interventions that will be needed in the years to come. Researchers, students, and practitioners need this book, as does the field itself. Volkan Topalli, Professor, Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology , The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University, USA


Traditional criminology often eschews the problem of crime, preferring to worry about criminality. This leaves students and practitioners with nowhere to learn the theories and practical techniques to address the crime problems they face. Into this breach steps The Handbook of Crime Science, taking an impressively 'broad spectrum' approach to crime. The editors have done a sterling job of bringing together emergent, exciting scholars to explore the current and future state of crime science. This is a must-have book for crime researchers and practitioners. Jerry Ratcliffe, Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Director of the Center for Security and Crime Science at Temple University, USA Richard Wortley, Aiden Sidebottom, Nick Tilley and Gloria Laycock have produced an outstanding contribution to the study and control of crime. Encompassing numerous disciplines, a wide range of crime forms, and a diversity of research methods the contributors to the comprehensive work show how we can make progress against crime. The Handbook of Crime Science should be read by anyone who is concerned about crime. John Eck, Professor in the School of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati, USA The walls around criminology have been breached. Diverse scientists are welcome to enter. Hooray for crime science! Ken Pease, Professor of Policing, Derby University, UK Finally, we have a book that clearly explains the breadth and depth of crime science, philosophically, theoretically and historically positions the discipline, and identifies its role as a unique but interconnected academic enterprise. I highly recommend this book to all practitioners, policy makers, inventors, academics and anyone who has an interest in preventing of crime and increasing security. Anna Stewart, Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice


"""Traditional criminology often eschews the problem of crime, preferring to worry about criminality. This leaves students and practitioners with nowhere to learn the theories and practical techniques to address the crime problems they face. Into this breach steps The Handbook of Crime Science, taking an impressively ‘broad spectrum’ approach to crime. The editors have done a sterling job of bringing together emergent, exciting scholars to explore the current and future state of crime science. This is a must-have book for crime researchers and practitioners."" Jerry Ratcliffe, Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Director of the Center for Security and Crime Science at Temple University, USA ""Richard Wortley, Aiden Sidebottom, Nick Tilley and Gloria Laycock have produced an outstanding contribution to the study and control of crime. Encompassing numerous disciplines, a wide range of crime forms, and a diversity of research methods the contributors to the comprehensive work show how we can make progress against crime. The Handbook of Crime Science should be read by anyone who is concerned about crime."" John Eck, Professor in the School of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati, USA ""The walls around criminology have been breached. Diverse scientists are welcome to enter. Hooray for crime science!"" Ken Pease, Professor of Policing, Derby University, UK ""Finally, we have a book that clearly explains the breadth and depth of crime science, philosophically, theoretically and historically positions the discipline, and identifies its role as a unique but interconnected academic enterprise. I highly recommend this book to all practitioners, policy makers, inventors, academics and anyone who has an interest in preventing of crime and increasing security."" Anna Stewart, Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Griffith University, Australia ""This is not a book about criminology. Its more than that. Criminologists have for decades espoused the value of interdisciplinary approaches and the need for the field to inform and guide the reduction of crime and its pernicious effects on society. But, these pursuits have for the most part been unsuccessful because criminology has mistaken empiricism for science, statistics for solutions, and only paid lip service to interdisciplinarity through the repetitive use of a narrow range of social science theories. In boldly defining and presenting to its readers the notion of crime science the editors and uniquely curated selection of authors herein identify an expansive path forward for the field in a way that may save it from becoming moribund and irrelevant. It unabashedly draws from scientific topics and approaches of the 21st century -- engineering, genetics, architecture, forensics, cybersecurity, etc. -- to establish a truly interdisciplinary identity for criminology that respects its potential to enlighten researchers about the causes of crime while informing and guiding the policy and interventions that will be needed in the years to come. Researchers, students, and practitioners need this book, as does the field itself."" Volkan Topalli, Professor, Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology , The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University, USA"


Traditional criminology often eschews the problem of crime, preferring to worry about criminality. This leaves students and practitioners with nowhere to learn the theories and practical techniques to address the crime problems they face. Into this breach steps The Handbook of Crime Science, taking an impressively 'broad spectrum' approach to crime. The editors have done a sterling job of bringing together emergent, exciting scholars to explore the current and future state of crime science. This is a must-have book for crime researchers and practitioners. Jerry Ratcliffe, Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Director of the Center for Security and Crime Science at Temple University, USA Richard Wortley, Aiden Sidebottom, Nick Tilley and Gloria Laycock have produced an outstanding contribution to the study and control of crime. Encompassing numerous disciplines, a wide range of crime forms, and a diversity of research methods the contributors to the comprehensive work show how we can make progress against crime. The Handbook of Crime Science should be read by anyone who is concerned about crime. John Eck, Professor in the School of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati, USA The walls around criminology have been breached. Diverse scientists are welcome to enter. Hooray for crime science! Ken Pease, Professor of Policing, Derby University, UK Finally, we have a book that clearly explains the breadth and depth of crime science, philosophically, theoretically and historically positions the discipline, and identifies its role as a unique but interconnected academic enterprise. I highly recommend this book to all practitioners, policy makers, inventors, academics and anyone who has an interest in preventing of crime and increasing security. Anna Stewart, Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Griffith University, Australia This is not a book about criminology. Its more than that. Criminologists have for decades espoused the value of interdisciplinary approaches and the need for the field to inform and guide the reduction of crime and its pernicious effects on society. But, these pursuits have for the most part been unsuccessful because criminology has mistaken empiricism for science, statistics for solutions, and only paid lip service to interdisciplinarity through the repetitive use of a narrow range of social science theories. In boldly defining and presenting to its readers the notion of crime science the editors and uniquely curated selection of authors herein identify an expansive path forward for the field in a way that may save it from becoming moribund and irrelevant. It unabashedly draws from scientific topics and approaches of the 21st century -- engineering, genetics, architecture, forensics, cybersecurity, etc. -- to establish a truly interdisciplinary identity for criminology that respects its potential to enlighten researchers about the causes of crime while informing and guiding the policy and interventions that will be needed in the years to come. Researchers, students, and practitioners need this book, as does the field itself. Volkan Topalli, Professor, Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology , The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University, USA


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Richard Wortley is Director of the Jill Dando Institute and Head of the Department of Security and Crime Science at University College London. Aiden Sidebottom is Associate Professor at the Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science at University College London. Nick Tilley is Principal Research Associate and Professor at the Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science at University College London. Gloria Laycock is Jill Dando Professor of Crime Science at the Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science at University College London.

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