Developmental Crime Prevention

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Despite the long-term benefits of transposing developmental crime prevention approaches, they can be seen as problematic as well. One of the major problems is that because it addresses social issues, its evaluation becomes difficult and complex . Additionally, getting public support is also difficult due to the media. Instead portraying the benefits of such initiatives, the media has the tendency to shape the public’s view that crime prevention requires more police control and harsher punishments for offenders .

Countries such as Australia have successfully implemented this approach to crime prevention. For example in Queensland, the government has taken the initiative and made it a priority to emphasise the importance of support services
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