Understanding Crime and Place

A Methods Handbook

Edited by Elizabeth R. Groff and Cory P. Haberman
Book Cover

PB: $74.95
EAN: 978-1-4399-2067-1
Publication: Feb 23

HC: $149.50
EAN: 978-1-4399-2066-4
Publication: Feb 23

Ebook: $74.95
EAN: 978-1-4399-2068-8
Publication: Feb 23

552 pages
7 x 10
35 color photos, 27 tables, 51 figures

A hands-on introduction to the fundamental techniques and methods used for understanding geography of crime

Description

Place has become both a major field of criminological study as well as an important area for policy development. Capturing state of the art crime and place research methods and analysis, Understanding Crime and Place is a comprehensive handbook focused on the specific skills researchers need.

The editors and contributors are scholars who have been fundamental in introducing or developing a particular method for crime and place research. Understanding Crime and Place is organized around the scientific process, introducing major crime and place theories and concepts, discussions of data and data collection, core spatial data concepts, as well as statistical and computational techniques for analyzing spatial data and place-based evaluation. The lessons in the book are supplemented by additional instructions, examples, problems, and datasets available for download.

Conducting place-based research is an emerging field that requires a wide range of cutting-edge methods and analysis techniques that are only beginning to be widely taught in criminology. Understanding Crime and Place bridges that gap, formalizes the discipline, and promotes an even greater use of place-based research.

Contributors: Martin A. Andresen, Matthew P J Ashby, Eric Beauregard, Wim Bernasco, Daniel Birks, Hervé Borrion, Kate Bowers, Anthony A. Braga, Tom Brenneman, David Buil-Gil, Meagan Cahill, Stefano Caneppele, Julien Chopin, Jeffrey E. Clutter, Toby Davies, Hashem Dehghanniri, Jillian Shafer Desmond, Beidi Dong, John E. Eck, Miriam Esteve, Timothy C. Hart, Georgia Hassall, David N. Hatten, Julie Hibdon, James Hunter, Shane D. Johnson, Samuel Langton, YongJei Lee, Ned Levine, Brian Lockwood, Dominique Lord, Nick Malleson, Dennis Mares, David Mazeika, Lorraine Mazerolle, Asier Moneva, Andrew Newton, Bradley J. O'Guinn, Ajima Olaghere, Graham C. Ousey, Ken Pease, Eric L. Piza, Jerry Ratcliffe, Caterina G. Roman, Stijn Ruiter, Reka Solymosi, Evan T. Sorg, Wouter Steenbeek, Hannah Steinman, Ralph B. Taylor, Marie Skubak Tillyer, Lisa Tompson, Brandon Turchan, David Weisburd, Brandon C. Welsh, Clair White, Douglas J. Wiebe, Pamela Wilcox, David B. Wilson, Alese Wooditch, Kathryn Wuschke, Sue-Ming Yang, and the editors.

About the Author(s)

Elizabeth R. Groff is a Professor of Criminal Justice and a member of the Center for Security and Crime Science at Temple University as well as a Fellow of the Academy of Experimental Criminology. She is co-author of The Criminology of Place: Street Segments and Our Understanding of the Crime Problem, Residential Burglary: How the Environment and Our Lifestyles Play a Contributing Role, 3rd ed., and Place Matters: Criminology for the Twenty-First Century. Her research explores crime and place, crime prevention, and technology in policing.

Cory P. Haberman is an Associate Professor in the School of Criminal Justice and director of the Institute of Crime Science at the University of Cincinnati. In 2019, he was selected by the National Institute of Justice to be a LEADS Academic based on his commitment to evidence-based policing. He was also awarded the American Society of Criminology, Division of Policing’s 2019 Early Career Award for his contributions to research on policing. His research focuses on policing effectiveness and the geography of crime.


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