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Soc 316 Oct 25 th Crime Prevention through Social Development • Bottom up to top down • Addressing underlying factors/causes • Its goal to prevent crime from developing in the first ace • Many chronic criminal come from disadvantage childhood backgroups, places them at risk of developing anti-social behaviour • Underline premise: if you implement certain social development programs, you can eliminate/reduce risk factors Crime Prevention Through Social Development (CPSD) • Usually have 3 main features; proactive, long-term, guided by social & economic factors • Proactive: prevent crime before it happens. (aimed at those at risk) • Long term: from 6 months to a few years. Targeted long term programs to reduce risk • Guided by social & economic factors: reduce social and economic problems which can increase the risk of criminal behaviour • Implement programs that address those social & economic factors, so targeting disadvantaged kids (parents, diet, housing, schools, learning disabilities, anger management problems) o Targets a children and youth (some target adults), but idea is to stop them as kids from having problems when they are adults o Youthtarget socialization, integration into communities (leisure time, education employment, substance abuse programs, anti-gang programs, etc.) o Adultsrole as parents (don’t produce kids at risk) and examples; nursing programs, personal development, employment, anger management o A lot of these crime prevention programs address certain types of crime and not others (such as white collar) CPSD Programmes • Targeted: programs are addressing those at risk (not all access these programs) as use research to develop these programs and address those issues • co-ordinated: several problems at the same time, so operate collectively. Need agencies to work together to have the greatest impact • accessible: need to be easy to find, use and meet the needs of the users rather than the program providers. Available locally and well-funded Priority Neighbourhoods: low income, low service, few e
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