Target Suitability and the Crime Drop Chapter 5 from the Criminal Act: The Role and Influence of Routine Activity Theory by G. Farrell, R. Clarke, Nick (Nottingham Trent University and Jill Dando Institute, UCL) Tilley, John D. Maguire
  

Synopsis

Target Suitability and the Crime Drop Chapter 5 from the Criminal Act: The Role and Influence of Routine Activity Theory by G. Farrell, R. Clarke, Nick (Nottingham Trent University and Jill Dando Institute, UCL) Tilley, John D. Maguire

This is a chapter from The Criminal Act: The Role and Influence of Routine Activity Theory edited by Martin A. Andresen and Graham Farrell. This chapter is available open access under a CC BY license. Target suitability is a cornerstone of Marcus Felson's routine activities approach, and critical in determining crime rates. Recent research identifies reduced target suitability, via improved security, as central to the 'crime drop' experienced in many countries. Studies in different countries show car theft fell with far more and better vehicle security. Yet increases in household security were more modest and do not track burglary's decrease as well. In this chapter, the authors explain that apparent anomaly as due more to an improvement in the quality of household security leading to reduced burglary. It is further suggested that improvements to home insulation in the UK that brought double glazing may have, somewhat inadvertently, introduced better frames and locks for doors and windows, that in turn reduced household burglary.

About the Author

Author Graham Farrell: Graham Farrell is Professor at the Institute for Canadian Urban Research Studies at Simon Fraser University, Canada. He has worked at the Universities of Cincinnati, Rutgers, and Oxford, at the Police Foundation, and the United Nations, and published around 100 studies on repeat victimization, crime prevention, policing, and criminal justice. In 2007 he evaluated UNODC work developing the criminal justice system in Afghanistan.

More books by this author

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Paperback
22 pages

Author

G. Farrell, R. Clarke, Nick (Nottingham Trent University and Jill Dando Institute, UCL) Tilley, John D. Maguire
More books by G. Farrell, R. Clarke, Nick (Nottingham Trent University and Jill Dando Institute, UCL) Tilley, John D. Maguire

Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan

Publication date

2nd July 2015

ISBN

9781349995905


I think Lovereading4kids is an amazing company because of the friendly staff and the fabulous chance to read great books before publication.

Adam Graham

It’s really exciting to read and review new books, thrilling to see my reviews online and I love finding the final published copies on sale.

Sam Harper – age 10

It gives me a chance to read types of books that I would not normally try, and it motivates me to read every night to finish it!

Alice Horncastle, age 14

Lovereading is just a convenient way to find new books and hear others opinions on them.

Sarah Murray – age 15

I love Lovereading as it provides an honest opinion and showcases a range of fiction. Suited to both parents & kids alike, it’s a must-use.

Georgie Rowe – age 16

A great way to introduce kids to great books, authors & genres. Parents can find age-appropriate books to share with their children.

Judi Davies – Aberdare Girls Sch

It is THE website to use for narrowing down your search for any book. Definitely knocks the socks off any other book review website.

Nickey and Tomasz Hawryszczuk

I love all the books they recommend & put up for me to review. I also love the fact that they give new authors the chance to share their boo

Daisy Pennock – age 15
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools