Planning for Crime Prevention: A Transatlantic Perspective

By Richard H. Schneider; Ted Kitchen | Go to book overview

CHAPTER 10

THE WAY FORWARD

INTRODUCTION

This chapter tries to pull together some of the most important threads that have been emerging throughout this book. To do this, we have divided it into three broad sections. The first deals with general stances, and discusses some of the most significant perspectives which in our view should determine the way forward for the broad field of planning for crime prevention. The second looks at some key propositions which we feel able to advance with a degree of confidence as useful elements to help with this journey. And the third section deals with what we consider the way forward for research in this field to be, given that we have placed emphasis throughout on the importance of knowledge accumulation rather than polemic if the field is going to develop and if practice decisions are to benefit from effective guidance from the record to date. Our conclusions reiterate the key messages that we hope readers will take from this book.

We should say straight away that we do not feel able to advance an approach to 'the way forward' which people can simply take away and apply to whatever cases they are dealing with in the full expectation that the outcome will be successful. Nothing would give us greater pleasure than to be able to do this: to produce the equivalent of a Mrs Beeton's cookery book (or, for American readers, a 'Joy of Cooking') for the field of planning for crime prevention which could stand the test of time would be an achievement indeed. But, as we have said on many occasions throughout this book, the level of what we can claim to know in this field which is backed up by reliable research or by post-hoc evaluation is simply insufficient to support a cook-book approach of this kind. This may well be an appropriate long-term objective, but were we to attempt this for the present this would simply put another piece of polemic alongside the considerable volume of material of this kind which already exists. This is so despite the fact that there is indeed a growing body of evidence collected on both sides of the Atlantic to the effect that some place-based crime prevention strategies do work or are at least promising. Nevertheless, the tripartite approach that we have outlined (general stances, key propositions and further research) is as far as we think we can reasonably go at this stage; and we hope it contributes not merely to current understandings but also to the process of shaping future work agendas. To readers who have come thus far with us and who were expecting a conclusion

-287-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this book

This book has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this book

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Planning for Crime Prevention: A Transatlantic Perspective
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
/ 331

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Author Advanced search

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.