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Exploring Parallels Between Situational Prevention and Non-Criminological Theories for Reducing Terrorist Risk (From Reducing Terrorism Through Situational Crime Prevention, P 207-227, 2009, Joshua D. Freilich and Graeme R. Newman, eds., see NCJ-229596)

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Joseph Clare; Frank Morgan
Date Published
21 pages
This chapter examines the situtional crime prevention techniques developed by Clarke and Newman (2006) as a response to terrorism.
The development of the situational prevention framework to combat terrorism has broadened the traditional focus of these strategies on the immediate situation. This chapter discusses the diverse temporal and spatial focus of the set of situational techniques Clarke and Newman (2006) have proposed as a response to terrorism. As a consequence of this increased diversity, the situational prevention strategies for terrorism bifurcate to parallel the epidemiological high-risk and population approaches to disease prevention. Further, these population techniques incorporated into the expanded situational prevention framework are entirely consistent with those of theories discussed by psychologists, anthropologists, sociologists, and lawyers. Figure, table, and references (Published Abstract)