This module is a resource for lecturers


Core reading


This section provides a list of (partly open access) materials that the lecturer could ask the students to read before taking a class based on this Module.

Core reading on crime prevention typologies

  • Bjørgo, Tore (2016). Preventing Crime: A Holistic Approach. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Brantingham, Paul and Faust, Frederic L (1976). A conceptual model of crime prevention, Crime and Delinquency, vol. 22, No. 3, 284–96.
  • Chainey, Spencer and Ratcliffe, Jerry (2005). GIS and crime mapping. Chester: Wiley and Sons.
  • Clarke, Ronald V (2012). Opportunity makes the thief. Really? And so what?. Crime Science, vol. 1, No. 3, 1-9.
  • Ekblom, Paul (2011). Intelligence. In Crime Prevention, Security and Community Safety Using the 5Is Framework. Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Homel, Ross and Thomsen, Lisa (2017). Developmental Crime Prevention. In N. Tilley and A. Sidebottom, eds. Handbook of Crime Prevention and Community Safety. Devon: Willan Publishing.
  • Johnson, Shane D, Tilley, Nick, and Bowers, Kate J (2015). Introducing EMMIE: an evidence rating scale to encourage mixed-method crime prevention synthesis reviews. Journal of Experimental Criminology, vol. 11. No. 3, 459-473.
  • Lab, Steven (2016). Crime Prevention: approaches, practices and evaluations. New Providence: LexisNexis.
  • MacKenzie, Doris and Farrington, David (2015). Preventing future offending of delinquents and offenders: what have we learned from experiments and meta-analyses? Journal of Experimental Criminology, vol. 11, No. 4, 565-595.
  • Sampson, Robert (2004). Neighbourhood and community: Collective efficacy and community safety. New Economy, vol. 11, No. 2, 106-113.
  • Schneider, Stephen (2014). Crime Prevention: Theory and Practice. Boca Raton: CRC Press.
  • Sutton, Adam, Cherney, Adrian, and White, Rob (2014). Crime Prevention - Principles, Perspectives and Practices. Port Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.
  • Tilley, Nick (2009). Crime Prevention. Devon: Willan Publishing.
  • Tonry, Michael and Farrington, David (1995). Building a safer community: strategic approaches to crime prevention. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
  • United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (2010). Handbook on the crime prevention guidelines – Making them work. Vienna: UNODC.
  • van Dijk, Jan and de Waard, Jaap (1991). A two-dimensional typology of crime prevention projects. Criminal Justice Abstracts, vol. 23, No. 4, 483–503.
  • Weisburd, David., Farrington, David, and Gill, Charlotte (2016). What Works in Crime Prevention and Rehabilitation: Lessons from Systematic Reviews. London: Springer.

Core reading on organized crime approaches

  • Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime (GI TOC) (2017). Transnational Organized Crime and the Impact on the Private Sector: The Hidden Battalions. Geneva: Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime.
  • Levi, Michael & Maguire, Mike (2004). Reducing and preventing organised crime: An evidence-based critique. Special Issue in Crime Law and Social Change 41(5).
  • Levi, Michael (2006). The Preventative Control of Organised Crime in Europe: The Emerging Global Paradigm?, in International Key Issues In Crime Prevention And Criminal Justice, Kauko Aromaa and Terhi Viljanen (eds.). Publication Series No. 50, HEUNI.
  • Ralchev, Pamen (2004). The Role of Civil Society in Fighting Corruption and Organized Crime in Southeast Europe. Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, vol. 4, 325-331.
  • Schneider, Stephen (2001). Alternative Approaches to Combating Organized Crime: A Conceptual Framework and Empirical Analysis. International Journal of Comparative Criminology, 1(2).
  • Schneider, Jane and Peter Schneider (2012). Civil Society and Transnational Organized Crime: The Case of the Italian Antimafia Movement. In F. Allum and S. Gilmour, eds. Routledge Handbook of Transnational Organized Crime. Routledge.