Crime Prevention

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Crime Prevention 1

Crime Prevention

TuLisha Blackshear
CJ212 Crime Prevention
Professor Sperling
March 9, 2010

Crime Prevention 2 Crime is an ever growing problem in our society. Law enforcement officers put themselves at risk on a daily basis in their quest to apprehend suspects and attempt to deter crime. I will be discussing the components and concepts of crime prevention throughout the course of this essay. Crime prevention is the attempt to deter crime and reduce the victimization of our community resulting in a sense of safety in today’s society. According to the Crime Prevention Coalition the formal definition of crime prevention is “a pattern of attitudes and behaviors directed both at reducing
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There are numerous programs offered to help deter our youth from becoming career criminals. Among these are the, McGruff Club which is a “crime prevention and safety education program for children who are between the ages of six and ten. Through the McGruff Club, children become engaged in their communities and learn about safety while having fun with their friends and adults who care for them; the Be Safe and Sound in School (B3S), an initiative of the National Crime Prevention Council conducted in collaboration with the Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice; the Teens, Crime, and the Community program that believes smarter youth make safer communities” (NCPC, 2012). Our children are our future and must be taught to become upstanding members of society instead of being left alone or ignored, thus becoming criminals.
New programs have been developed to aid in the prevention of crime across the globe to teach people that crime does not pay and if you do the crime, you will do the time. “The Center for Crime Prevention and Control fosters innovative crime reduction strategies through hands-on fieldwork, action research, and operational partnerships with law enforcement, communities, social service providers, and other
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