Research Paper: Crime Prevention Strategies

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Executive Summary……………………………………………………………………………...............4

Research Question (or hypothesis)...………………………………………………………...………….4

Research (including methodology)……………………………………………………………...............4

Literature Review………………………………………………………………………………………..4

Findings…………………………………………………………………………………………..............6

Discussion………………………………………………………………………………………………...7

Conclusion………………………………………………………………………………………………..8

Reference List……………………………………………………………………………………………9

Executive Summary

The focus of this paper will be based upon different crime prevention strategies implemented by members of the communities, local and government authorities. It will focus mainly on those practices involving community cooperation and portray how they are successful or unsuccessful in reducing criminality in high crime areas. Firstly, the topic of this research report in clearly stated below. The methods used to acquire the information contained in this research report are also described below. The literature review discusses the three main themes found in the allocated articles relating to community crime prevention. These include techniques to reduce juvenile crime; fear of crime between the community members and the social divides that are created by implementing community crime prevention strategies. The findings discuss, in depth, the effects on the three themes mentioned above once these prevention strategies were implemented. It gives examples of peoples experiences with crime and crime prevention. Finally the discussion presents the outcomes achieved, that are shown by the various authors. It also touches on the government’s involvement and how it can be improved. The conclusion sums up all the findings in this report and gives an idea of future hope for less crime.

Research Question (or hypothesis)

‘What are the leading practices in the field of community crime prevention? You can choose to either research and discuss a wide range of different community crime prevention strategies, or focus on an example of a particular technique and research its successes, limitations and applications.’

The topic of this paper discusses community crime prevention. It talks about a range of different types of prevention strategies that are used to reduce or minimise crime targeted areas or fields. The various effects of these strategies are shown throughout the report.

Research (including methodologies)

Before composing this research report, the methodology exercised for this task was content analysis. Content analysis demands for the reader to read 'in between the lines'. Its main requirement is to draw conclusions from the information presented and apply it to the point being made. The requirements of this methodology are to research and locate a range of reliable secondary resources, applying them to strengthen the argument of crime prevention. Primary research was not conducted as that would have been a more advanced project and is not part of the academic requirement for an undergraduate level. Many different databases were used such as the internet, university databases, academic libraries and Google scholar. Access to libraries and the internet were vital in achieving this task. The scholarly articles were beneficial to this task as the composers of these articles had conducted detailed research themselves, allowing their information to support the point being made in this task.

Literature Review

Many areas are now trying to implement community crime prevention in order to get citizens more involved in reducing or preventing crime in their neighbourhoods. The articles discuss the different techniques being used to implement this change. One main strategy is connecting the citizens to the criminals. By doing so the citizens are able to see the results that occur when people become criminals. The three main themes...
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