Forty years of crime prevention in the Dutch Polder

J.J.M. van Dijk, J. de Waard

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    For the past two decades the growth of public policies and strategies aimed at crime prevention and community safety has constituted one of the major innovations in crime control, with significant implications for the manner in which crime and safety are governed. But how has 'the preventive turn' in crime control policies been implemented in various different countries and what have its implications been? What lessons have been learnt over the ensuing years and what are the major trends influencing the direction of development? What does the future hold for crime prevention and community safety? These are some of the questions explored by in this book through a comparative analysis of developments in crime prevention policies across a number of European countries. Contributors explore and assess the different models adopted and the shifting emphasis accorded to differing strategies over time. The book also seeks to compare and contrast different approaches as well as the nature and extent of policy transfer between jurisdictions and the internationalisation of key ideas, strategies and theories of crime prevention and community safety. The book brings together a collection of leading international experts to explore the lessons learnt through implementation and the future directions crime prevention policies. Many of the contributors have been closely involved in crime prevention and community safety policy and research in different countries over a number of years. As such, they are well placed to reflect upon developmental trajectories and the direction of change over the last quarter of a century, as well as to draw out the underlying influences that have shaped such changes.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCrime prevention policies in comparative perspective
    EditorsA. Crawford
    Place of PublicationCullomptom, UK
    PublisherWillan Publishing
    Number of pages296
    ISBN (Print)9781843924128
    Publication statusPublished - 2009


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