Chapter 2.6. Crime Prevention

  1. David Carson Reader in Law and Behavioural Sciences3 and
  2. Ray Bull Professor of Criminological and Legal Psychology4
  1. Katarina Fritzon Lecturer in Forensic Psychology1 and
  2. Andrea Watts Crime Analyst2

Published Online: 2 MAR 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470013397.ch9

Handbook of Psychology in Legal Contexts, Second Edition

Handbook of Psychology in Legal Contexts, Second Edition

How to Cite

Fritzon, K. and Watts, A. (2003) Crime Prevention, in Handbook of Psychology in Legal Contexts, Second Edition (eds D. Carson and R. Bull), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470013397.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Faculty of Law, The University, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK

  2. 4

    Department of Psychology, University of Portsmouth, King Henry Building, King Henry 1 Street, Portsmouth PO1 2DY, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Surrey, Department of Psychology, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH, UK

  2. 2

    Serious Crime Analysis Section, National Crime Faculty, Centrex, Bramshill, Hook, Hampshire RG27 0JW, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2005
  2. Published Print: 15 MAR 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471498742

Online ISBN: 9780470013397



  • ‘delinquency areas’;
  • routine activity theory (RAT);
  • situational crime prevention


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Prevention of Delinquency

  • Crime Prevention and the Individual

  • Opportunity Theories of Crime

  • Situational Crime Prevention

  • The Need for an Integrated Framework

  • An Action Systems Approach to Crime Prevention

  • Summary and Conclusions

  • References