Table of Contents

Implementation failure: the dismal story.
Implicated ignorance and culpable confusion: the contribution to implementation failure of deficient knowledge and articulacy.
The gift to be simple? How avoiding the issue of complexity contributes to implementation failure.
Appropriate complexity.
Specification for a knowledge framework.
Introducing the 5Is framework.
Conceptual companions to 5Is: defining crime prevention activities, institutional contexts and values.
A companion framework for causes of crime and preventive interventions: the conjunction of criminal opportunity.
Presenting the Is in detail.
Impact - and process evaluation.
Conclusion. The potential of crime prevention, security and community safety is constrained by implementation failure. This book presents a carefully-designed system of good practice, the 5Is, which handles the complexities of real world prevention, this aims to improve the performance of prevention, and advance process evaluation.