Criminogenic Crime Prevention

Peter Grabosky, Australian National University

This paper will discuss crime prevention initiatives that actually create crime, either on the part of their immediate target or secondarily, in the form of what might be termed "collateral criminal damage." It will provide an overview of generic forms of criminogenic crime pfevention, present some concrete examples of the phenomenon, relate it to routine activity theory, and suggest some safeguards that crime prevention professionals may wish to heed.

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Updated 05/20/2006