in RIA Full Referenced Reports

The most widely known classification of situational crime prevention techniques is that
presented by Clarke2. The latest version of the classification proposed 16 techniques for
preventing crime through opportunity reduction. The present paper suggests a
complementary classification of 16 techniques for controlling situational precipitators of
crime. The new classification is based on the argument that there are two distinct
situational forces acting upon potential offenders — the perceived costs and benefits of
intended criminal acts (the basis of Clarke’s classification) and factors that may induce
individuals to commit crimes that they would not have otherwise considered (the basis of
the present classification).