Crime Prevention and Security Management Series


In the build up to Christmas it crossed our minds that you may want to prepare for some intellectual stimulation. Well if you do, or you want to treat someone else you may be interested to be reminded of a series of books edited by Martin Gill. They now make quite a collection. All the books tackle some aspect of security/crime prevention, and they take very different approaches. Further details about the series are available here on the Palgrave website. Below are listed are those titles that have been published so far, but look out for more to be published throughout 2014.


Armitage, R. (2013) Crime Prevention through Housing Design. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Donnelly, D. (2013) Municipal Policing in the European Union. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Almond, P. (2013) Corporate Manslaughter and Regulatory Reform. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Van Dijk, J., Tseloni, A., and Farrell, G. (2012) (editors) Closing the Doors: New Perspectives on the International Crime Falls. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Prenzler, T. (editor) (2012) Private Security in Practice: Challenges and Achievements. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Bamfield, J. (2012) Shopping and Crime. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Goldstraw-White, J. (2012) White-Collar Crime: Accounts of Offending Behaviour. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Ekblom, P. (2011) Crime Prevention, Security and Community Safety Using the 5Is Framework. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Moss, K. (2011) Balancing Liberty and Security: Human Rights and Human Wrongs. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

White, A. (2010) The Politics of Private Security: Regulation, Reform and Re-Legitimation. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Hoogenboom, B. (2010) The Governance of Policing and Security: Ironies, Myths and Paradoxes. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Moss, K. (2009) Security and Liberty: Restriction by Stealth. Basingstoke: Palgrave. (This book was nominated for the SLSA Hart prize 2010)

Button, M. (2008) Doing Security: Critical Reflections and an Agenda for Change. Basingstoke: Palgrave.


It gets better! The series will incorporate a new Pivott set of publications, these are shorter books which can be assimilated more quickly. Moreover, they all focus on security and crime prevention. But, and this is the really big point, the first book in the series is written by former Perpetuity Researcher Dr Emmeline Taylor, now plying her trade in Australia, but working with Martin on a chapter on CCTV for a book to be published next year (more of that in due course). Emmeline’s book, ‘Surveillance in Schools’ is likely to have a wide appeal and more details are available here from the Palgrave website.


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