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Criminology and Crime Prevention

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Criminology and Crime Prevention

AUTHOR : By James Dickety Edited by Tony Blockley

ISBN : 9781915080745

Edition No : 1

Publication : Jan 3, 2024

Extent : 170 pgs

ISBN : 9781915080752

Edition No : 1

Publication : Jan 3, 2024

Extent : 170 pgs

ISBN : 9781915080769

Edition No : 1

Publication : Jan 3, 2024

Extent : 170 pgs


This book guides policing students through the areas of Criminology and crime prevention required for their course and help them apply this knowledge into their work.

It uses crime prevention theory alongside current practice and evidence-based policing research that students can apply in their practice. It explores what criminology is, its helpfulness in policing, and examines key topics such as offenders and offending, victims and victimology, and principles and theories of crime prevention. A range of models of policing which can be applied to various crime prevention scenarios are discussed, with details on specific initiatives already in place. The content is specifically designed to meet the requirements of the PEQF (Police Education Qualifications Framework) and module six in the policing curriculum on criminology and crime prevention.

Case studies and evidence-based examples are  used to provide clear links between theory and practice, while critical thinking and review activities embed understanding and promote critical thinking. As part of the series, care has been taken into this book to make sure that it reflects challenges faced by new students, linking theory to real-life operational practice.

Part of the Professional Policing Curriculum in Practice series.


Introduction: Every contact leaves a trace 

Chapter 1: Crime, victimisation and harm 

Chapter 2: Offenders and the cause of offending 

Chapter 3: Procedural justice 

Chapter 4: Policing, social control and the role of other agencies  

Chapter 5: Policing and politics: accountability, police powers and their regulation 

Chapter 6: Principles in crime prevention 

Chapter 7: Policing approaches




James Dickety has worked in policing for over 10 years as a special constable, police constable and now as a detective within CID. He has worked on neighbourhood policing teams, response teams, operations and within investigations. His key interest is developing knowledge within the service and bridging the gap between academia and policing. James has a degree in criminology and criminal justice from Portsmouth University and a Master's in policing policy and leadership. 

Tony Blockley has served within policing for over 30 years, gaining extensive knowledge and understanding of policing organisation and practice. On retirement he had attained the rank of Chief Superintendent with the position of Head of Crime, responsible for leading 500+ multi-disciplinary staff within a complex and critical department servicing public protection, major and serious crime, serious and organised crime, terrorism, financial crime, fraud and forensic services.

As the lead for policing at the Leeds Trinity University he is responsible for co-ordinating policing higher education, including developing programmes and enhancing current provision in line with the Police Education Qualification Framework (PEQF) while also supporting the College of Policing in the development of programmes.

He combines an extensive policing career with an understanding of the national curriculum, the requirements of the academic standards and the entry routes to policing, giving him a unique perspective and the necessary credibility to support his role as Editor of Critical Publishing's new policing series.

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