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Punitive strategies, including those designed to exact revenge and retribution, were ineffective, in his view: they clearly failed to prevent crime. Rather, Jeffrey proposed a crime prevention model based on moulding reward and punishment stimulations. Since the physical environment provided pleasurable or painful feedback to individuals such that they learned to change their behaviour to maximise or minimise pleasure or pain as the case might be, changes to the environment therefore held the key to real crime prevention, inasmuch as it could be modiﬁed to reward (or punish) offending behaviour.
On-the-ground strategies must therefore be tailored to local needs, although some similar principles can be seen at work across many contexts. Despite these limitations, without these place-based crime prevention theories we might still be focused solely on the psychological dispositions of offenders and on their socio-economic settings instead of considering what we now know to be important predictors and modiﬁers of criminal events that relate to the use, management, design and opportunity structure of the built environment.
We then use these conclusions to reﬂect both on the state of development in the ﬁeld and on a research agenda in relation to some of its most pressing issues. Concluding remarks A book written by authors who are respectively American and British is likely, other things being equal, to reﬂect to a very considerable extent the situation in the United States and the United Kingdom. This book does indeed do so. Since many of the developments that have taken place in the ﬁeld of planning for crime prevention have been in those two countries, however, we make no apologies for this.