David Weisburd, David P. Farrington, Charlotte Gill
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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