Impact of Developmental Theories on Crime Prevention Program Implementation

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Developmental Theories Impact on Crime Prevention Program Implementation Objective The objective of this study is to examine how developmental theories impact implementation of Crime Prevention Programs. Welsh and Farrington (2010) note that crime prevention holds different meanings for different people and the programs and policies focused on crime prevention includes the arrest by police who are coping with problems associated with gangs and a court disposal of the case, secure correctional facility transfer and even the death penalty. All of these programs and policies are focused on control of crime and this includes crime prevention relating to prevention of crimes. Classification of Crime Prevention Programs Crime prevention programs can be differentiated through examining the classifications applied to these programs and policies. Crime prevention activities can be divided into three categories: (1) primary; (2) secondary; and (3) tertiary. (Welsh and Farrington, 2010, p.2) Primary prevention of crime requires that the improvement of the general well-being of individuals and communities be measured while secondary prevention emphasizes children and youth at-risk for becoming offenders of victims of crime while tertiary prevention includes "measures directed towards those who have already been involved with crime or victimization." (Welsh and Farrington, 2010, p.2) Developmental Crime Prevention Developmental Crime prevention, also known as 'Social Prevention'
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