CJUS 5800: Topics - Crime Prevention: Access Assigned Weekly Readings

A guide to library resources for students taking CJUS 5800: Crime Prevention

Required texts

  • Fremon, C. (2008). G-Dog and the homeboys: Father Greg Boyle and the gangs of East Los Angeles. UNM Press. ISBN-13: 978-0826344854
  • Lab, S. P. (2016). Crime Prevention Approaches, Practices and Evaluations (9th ed.). New York, NY: Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-323-35772-2
  • Sherman, Lawrence W., Denise Gottfredson, Doris MacKenzie, John Eck, Peter Reuter, and Shawn Bushway (1998). Preventing Crime: What Works, What Doesn’t, What’s Promising. Washington DC: National Institute of Justice, US Department of Justice.

Week 1: Crime and the fear of crime, crime prevention, & evaluation and crime prevention

  1. Chapters 1, 2, and 3 Lab
  2. Sherman, Lawrence W., Denise Gottfredson, Doris MacKenzie, John Eck, Peter Reuter, and Shawn Bushway (1998). Preventing Crime: What Works, What Doesn’t, What’s Promising. Washington DC: National Institute of Justice, US Department of Justice. – Chapter 1 and 2 Congressional Mandate to Evaluate and Thinking about Crime Prevention

Week 2: The physical environment and crime; Neighborhood crime prevention; Displacement and diffusion

  1. Chapters 4, 5, and 6 Lab
  2. Kuo, F. E., & Sullivan, W. C. (2001). Environment and crime in the inner city does vegetation reduce crime?. Environment and behavior, 33(3), 343-367.
  3. Bowers, K. (2014). Risky facilities: Crime radiators or crime absorbers? A comparison of internal and external levels of theft. Journal of quantitative criminology, 30(3), 389-414

Optional Readings:

  1. Newman, O. (1972). Defensible space (p. 264). New York: Macmillan.
  2. Hollis-Peel, M. E., Reynald, D. M., van Bavel, M., Elffers, H., & Welsh, B. C. (2012). Guardianship for crime prevention: A critical review of the literature. Crime, law and social change, 56(1), 53-70.

Week 3: The mass media and crime prevention; Developmental crime prevention; General deterrence

  1. Chapters 7, 8, and 9 Lab
  2. Lippert, R., & Wilkinson, B. (2010). Capturing crime, criminals and the public’s imagination: Assembling Crime Stoppers and CCTV surveillance. Crime, Media, Culture, 6(2), 131-152.
  3. Mazerolle, L. (2003). The Pros and Cons of publicity campaigns as a crime control tactic. Criminology & Public Policy, 2(3), 531-540

Optional Recommended Reading:

  1. Boller, K. & Vogel, C. (2005). The effectiveness of early head start for 3-year-old children and their parents: lessons for policy and programs. Developmental psychology, 41(6), 885.

Week 4:Prediction for secondary prevention; Situational crime prevention; Partnerships for crime prevention; Drugs, crime and crime prevention; The school and crime prevention

  1. Chapters 10-14 Lab
  2. Fremon, C. (2008). G-Dog and the homeboys: Father Greg Boyle and the gangs of East Los Angeles. UNM Press.
  3. Spohn, C., Piper, R. K., Martin, T., & Frenzel, E. D. (2001). Drug courts and recidivism: The results of an evaluation using two comparison groups and multiple indicators of recidivism. Journal of drug issues, 31(1), 149-176.

Optional Recommended Readings:

  1. Curry, G. D., & Decker, S. H. (2003). Confronting gangs: Crime and community. Roxbury Publishing Company. – Chapter 10
  2. Botvin, G. J., & Griffin, K. W. (2004). Life skills training: Empirical findings and future directions. Journal of Primary Prevention, 25(2), 211-232.
  3.  Lynam, D. R., Milich, R., Zimmerman, R., Novak, S. P., Logan, T. K., Martin, C., & Clayton, R. (1999). Project DARE: no effects at 10year follow-up. Journal of consulting and clinical psychology, 67(4), 590. 

Week 5: Specific deterrence and incapacitation and Rehabilitation; Prisoner reentry

  1. Chapters 15-17 Lab
  2. MacKenzie, Doris L. (2000). Evidence-based corrections: Identifying what works. Crime & Delinquency 46: 457-471
  3. McCord, J. (2003). Cures that harm: Unanticipated outcomes of crime prevention programs. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 587(1), 16-30.

Optional Recommended Readings:

  1.  Sherman, W., & Berk, R. A. (1984). The Minneapolis domestic violence experiment.
  2. Sherman, Lawrence W., Denise Gottfredson, Doris MacKenzie, John Eck, Peter Reuter, and Shawn Bushway (1998). Preventing Crime: What Works, What Doesn’t, What’s Promising. Washington DC: National Institute of Justice, US Department of Justice. – Chapter 10 The Effectiveness of Local Crime Prevention Funding

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