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Department
Women and Gender Studies
Course
WGS271Y1
Professor
courtneycouthon
Semester
Fall

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SOC316 - Issues in Crime Prevention January 8, 2014 Lecture 1 • Different methods of crime prevention • Short answer- show that u understand it- will have choice • Essay are broader questions • Crime prevention: Definition • Crime prevention is: “The anticipation, recognition, and appraisal of a crime risk and the initiation of action to remove or reduce it” • why is this a problem? how did it become a problem? the troubled child in education, the at risk student • • are we becoming more enlightened? • starting to see a shift in the role that the state plays • the state stops playing a primary role the welfare is state role and stear • • it could design a good thing; it could re habilitate criminals ; then crime prevention emerged, we reduced opportunities Central tent of crime prevention [CP] • Public safety cant remain exclusive domain of the CJS • Cops, courts, corrections cant cope with crime • don’t address opportunities or root causes • - thinking that they can rehabilitite the individual was not guided • there are other things that
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