The Offenders' Perspective on Prevention : Guarding Against Victimization and Law Enforcement

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Title The Offenders' Perspective on Prevention : Guarding Against Victimization and Law Enforcement
Author Jacques, Scott; Reynald, Danielle
Journal Name Journal of Research in Crime & Delinquency
Editor Prof. Michael Maxfield
Year Published 2012
Place of publication United States
Publisher Sage Publications, Inc.
Abstract Law-abiding citizens are concerned with deterring and preventing crime. One strategy to accomplish this goal is to increase the costs and reduce the benefits that particular situations present to offenders. This form of crime control is known as situational crime prevention. Like law-abiding persons, offenders must concern themselves with being victimized. Differently, however, offenders must also worry about being detected and punished by formal agents. Thus, situational prevention from the offenders' perspective is relatively complex, encompassing efforts to block not only opportunities for victimization but also for law enforcement. Building on the work of Clarke, the present study uses qualitative data from drug dealers to illustrate how and why offenders use situational strategies and techniques to evade their adversaries. The article concludes by discussing implications for future work.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0022427811408433
Volume 49
Issue Number 2
Page from 269
Page to 294
ISSN 1552-731X
Date Accessioned 2011-06-14
Language en_US
Research Centre Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Criminology
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/42249
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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