What Works in Crime Prevention and Rehabilitation (PDF) brings together and evaluates all major systematic reviews of the effectiveness of criminological interventions, to draw comprehensive conclusions about what works in policing, improvements, developmental prevention, drug abuse treatments, situational prevention, sentencing and deterrence, and communities.
Systematic reviews aim to minimalize any possible bias in drawing conclusions by stating explicit criteria for exclusion and inclusion of studies, by conducting broad and wide-ranging searches for possibly eligible studies, and by making all phases of the review explicit and transparent so that the methods can be checked and replicated. More than a decade ago, a concerted effort was made by members of the criminology community, including the contributors and editors of this volume, to bring the practice of systematic reviews to the study of Criminology, offering replicable, evidence-based data to answer key questions about the study of crime causation, detection, and prevention. Presently, the pioneers in this effort present a comprehensive stock-taking of what has been learned in the last decade of systematic reviews in criminology. Much has been learned about the effectiveness of (for example) boot camps, “hot spots” policing, neighborhood watch, closed-circuit television surveillance anti-bullying programs in schools, drug treatment programs, early parenting programs and other key topics.
This volume will be appealing to researchers in criminology and criminal justice, as well as in related fields such as forensic science and public health, with important suggestions for policy-makers and practitioners.
“Conclusively showing that the “nothing works” era is over, this volume takes stock of what we know, and still need to know, to avoid crime. I plan to keep this ebook close at hand and to use it often!” — Francis T. Cullen, Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus
“What Works in Crime Prevention and Rehabilitation: Lessons From Systematic Reviews, a volume in the Springer series on evidence-based crime policy, is an appropriate collection of 12 compendious chapters written by prominent scholar …. Weisburd et al. is presently the best sourcebook of “big data” on correctional programs and would attract varied audiences, such as criminal justice policymakers and practitioners; crime prevention researchers and scholars; and graduate and advanced undergraduate students in criminology courses.” — Arthur J. Lurigio, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol, 61 (40), October 2016
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