ROMAN, J. and FARRELL, G., 2002. Cost-benefit analysis for crime prevention: opportunity costs, routine savings and crime externalities. IN: N. Tilley (Ed.) Evaluation for Crime Prevention, Crime Prevention Studies, 14, pp. 53-92.
Research on cost-benefit analysis of situational crime prevention is examined and found wanting. The few existing studies do not accurately represent the likely benefits of the situational approach. While measures of non-monetary crime costs are improving, at least four other key areas warrant more attention.