No other book comes close
By Prof Ron Clarke, Professor of Criminology, Rutgers University
A major achievement by any standard, extremely well-researched, comprehensive, accessible and beautifully written.
Fascinating and Informative
By A. Winkless
While the author is writing from a British perspective, many of the lessons are universal. The most interesting part of the book is the suggestion, backed by past examples such as measures against shoplifting and car theft, of using engineering, city planning, and other disciplines to make crimes more difficult and less rewarding. Definitely worth reading if you have an interest in crime policy.
This is an intelligent look at crime and it’s solutions (or lack of them)
Nick Ross is an expert for many years on crime in the UK. Obviously there are going to be some differences between UK crime and the US but more similarities. And he makes a common point in numerous instances that all over the globe crime statistics are massaged and manipulated to fit preconceived agendas both liberal and conservative. His in-depth knowledge of the law and many years of experience serving on committees and panels as well as reporting crime makes his arguments interesting. I did not agree with all of his conclusions all the way but found his arguments compelling.