Preventing Violent Crimes

Mike Maguire, Fiona Brookman, Amanda Robinson

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review


The shape of the chapter is as follows. We begin with some basic statistics on violent crime in England and Wales. We then discuss in turn domestic violence, gang-related violence and the two selected kinds of violence against strangers, in each case drawing on key characteristics and their relevance for preventative interventions, as well as exploring the research literature for evidence of effectiveness. We end with some brief thoughts about general messages that can be taken from our review of the literature, and about possible future directions for research and practice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Crime Prevention and Community Safety
EditorsNick Tilley, Aiden Sidebottom
Place of PublicationLondon
ISBN (Electronic)9781315724393
ISBN (Print)9781138851054, 9781138851061
Publication statusPublished - 19 Mar 2017


  • Violent crime
  • criminology
  • physical assualt
  • murder
  • homicide
  • prevention and intervention
  • England and Wales
  • domestic violence and abuse
  • gang-related violence
  • violence against strangers
  • alcohol-related violence
  • street robbery


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