ABSTRACT

P&P Brantingham’s enormous contribution to criminology has paved the way for major theoretical and empirical developments in the understanding of crime and its respective patterns, prevention, and geometry. In this unique collection of original essays, Andresen and Kinney bring together leading scholars in the field of environmental criminology to honour the work of P&P Brantingham with new research on the geometry of crime, patterns in crime and crime generators and attractors.

Chapters include new perspectives on the crime mobility triangle, electronic monitoring, illegal drug markets, the patterns of vehicle theft for export, prolific offender patterns,crime rates in hotels and motels, violent crime and juvenile crime. A final chapter gathers together a collection of letters to P&P Brantingham, from key scholars reflecting on and celebrating their important contribution.

This volume provides essential readings for those interested in the field of environmental criminology.

1. Editors’ Introduction: Patterns, Prevention, and Geometry of Crime  2. Mobility Polygons and the Geometry of Co-Offending  3. Spatial-Temporal Crime Paths  4. The Edge of the Community: Drug Dealing in a Segregated Environment  5. Estimating the Number of U.S. Vehicles Stolen for Export Using Crime Location Quotients  6. Crime Patterns and Prolific Offending  7. Sleeping with Strangers: Hotels and Motels as Crime Attractors and Crime Generators  8. How Near is Near? Quantifying the Spatial Influence of Crime Attractors and Generators  9. Urban Backcloth and Regional Mobility Patterns as Indicators of Juvenile Crime 10 Spatial Interplay: Interaction of Land Uses in Relation to Crime Incidents Around Transit Stations 11. Letters to P. & P. Brantingham