Property Crime: Criminological and Psychological Perspectives

Amy Burrell (Editor), Matthew Tonkin (Editor)

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Property Crime: Criminological and Psychological Perspectives pulls together expertise from a wide range of academics and practitioners who focus on preventing and investigating property crime. From car theft and vandalism to burglary and robbery, this book provides an insight into the motivations and pathways of crime, as well as how it is investigated and what happens to offenders when they are caught.

This book aims to highlight the extent, nature, and impact of property crime as well as providing an overview of different topics such as: offender crime scene behaviour, motivations, the decision process that underpins a range of property-related offences, prosecution, rehabilitation, and prevention. In addition, the processes and challenges involved in investigating and prosecuting property offences are discussed from a range of perspectives, including crime analysts, police detectives, forensic crime scene investigators, and prosecutors.

This is an essential read for students, applied researchers, and practitioners working across the criminal justice system. It is a 'one-stop-shop' for anyone interested in this pervasive form of criminal behavior.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages266
ISBN (Electronic)9781315208237
ISBN (Print)9781138632479, 9781138632462
Publication statusPublished - 16 Apr 2020


  • Property Crime
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Theft
  • Fraud


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