The Major Components Of Crime Prevention

963 WordsFeb 17, 20164 Pages
In this essay I have been tasked to describe the major components of crime prevention. You might think that this is an easy thing to do however, there are many aspects to crime prevention and in order to define it we need to have an understanding of what crime prevention is. In this essay I will give you my definition of what crime prevention is as well as describe the major components of crime prevention. I will explain the relationship of crime prevention to the Criminal Justice System. I will then give you two or more institutions through which crime prevention programs and practices are delivered and then lastly I will utilize examples to support my discussion. My definition of crime prevention is the attempt or effort of a government to reduce and deter crime and criminals. It also encompasses the effort to enforce the law and uphold criminal justice. Crime prevention is an integral part of most of the components that make up the Criminal Justice System. The Criminal Justice System has five components and they are; law enforcement, prosecutors, defense attorneys, courts, and corrections. The one component that I do not believe crime prevention is a part of is defense attorneys. For each other component however, crime prevention I believe is close to the end state for each component. The relationship of crime prevention to each component in the Criminal Justice System starts with law enforcement. The Police Officer is the first line of defense against crime.
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