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Quiz 19 :

Crime Prevention

Quiz 19 :

Crime Prevention

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Give an example of why the International Centre for the Prevention of Crime says that crime prevention as a social policy objective remains marginalized in most countries, being subsumed by larger public safety and community building objectives.
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Responses could include: the emphasis in Europe on the reduction of racial discrimination and the integration of immigrants and minority ethnic groups; demobilising and integrating those who have participated in armed conflicts (Africa and Latin America); politically driven crime prevention funding in Australia.

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What are some of the issues that need to be considered when designing a developmental prevention program for a family?
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-Risk factors for the family
-Personal resources available to the family (e.g.family and social connections, socio-economic status, skills and education)
-Willingness to participate
-Past experience with services
-What services/supports are available that could be of benefit

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Is deterrence effective in reducing crime? Discuss.
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What are some of the issues that need to be considered when designing a developmental prevention program for a family?
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Situational crime prevention strategies seek to change the environments in which crimes occur.
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Compare and contrast situational crime prevention and community crime prevention.Use examples to support your discussion.
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Case study 19.4 'Fight at the 'Armageddon' nightclub' shows elements of which crime prevention approach?
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Provide an outline of action research methodology.
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What are risk factors for crime? Give examples of risk factors with your response.
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What action can local councils take to influence crime rates in their area?
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Refer to Case study 19.1 'Jack's story'.Identify the risk factors for Jack.
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What is situational crime prevention? Provide examples with your response.
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What is 'criminal justice prevention'?
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What does 'community prevention' refer to? Is it effective in reducing crime?
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Identify some of the criticisms of community prevention programs.
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