Over the last two decades, there has been increased interest in the distribution of crime and other antisocial behavior at lower levels of geography. The focus on micro geography and its contribution to the understanding and prevention of crime has been called the ‘criminology of place’. It pushes scholars to examine small geographic areas within cities, often as small as addresses or street segments, for their contribution to crime. Here, the authors describe what is known about crime and place, providing the most up-to-date and comprehensive review available. Place Matters shows that the study of criminology of place should be a central focus of criminology in the twenty-first century. It creates a tremendous opportunity for advancing our understanding of crime, and for addressing it. The book brings together eighteen top scholars in criminology and place to provide comprehensive research expanding across different themes.

  • The book summarizes more than three decades of research on crime and place and provides a comprehensive review of what is known about the subject
  • With an extensive review across different themes within the subject matter, the book provides a variety of different perspectives
  • The book lays out an agenda for future research in crime and place, and therefore sets the groundwork for a future generation of studies



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