Crime prevention through social development
- Conditions of and risk factors of crime
- Social and economic links to crime- look at the root causes of crime. Societal and
Different programs or institutions part of this programs, ie schools, public housing
Diverse range of programs that are involved but aren’t explicitly saying they are
- Creating bonds in society .
- One of the running themes is alienation. Leads to usually violent crime because they do
feel they are not apart of the community. \
The roots of young violence
- The young people are already a marginalized group. For ex. Not more than 3 in a
- The Ontario govt has no specific strategy for curing this.
Roots of the immediate risk factors
1. Poverty is a risk factor. Whatever they are identifying as a risk factor doesn’t produce
violent crime. Just because its correlated doesn’t mean it causes violent crime
- Relative deprivation: how worse of do you feel against other people.
- Exclusion from the minimal conditions of living leads to alienation
- Youth see selves as victims of uncaring society
- Belief they habe no stake or future.
Concentration of poverty
Poor forced to live in functionally segregated parts of city
- Problem areas
High levels of poverty