Crime Prevention And Community Crimes

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Crime by definition is an act that breaks a law that relates to how to behave in society. The harm caused by the act is precieved a a crime against society as a whole, as opposed to a specific person. In many communities crime is an everyday reality which residents are forced to deal with.One may question why such conditions cease to be eliminiated while others place blame,seek relief and pray that they themselves do not become a victim. Community crimes much like many other facets of crime such as white-collar crimes and civil offences are a hard code to crack. Implementation of community based programs designed by the police are important because the police have an obligation to ensure that citizens are protected and do not take matters into their own hands. These programs however in recent years have transitioned from independent institutions to a collaborative effort among the police as well as the citizens of the neighborhoods. These community based programs provide the citizens educational programs to learn how to protect themselves, but also inform them as to what they themselves can remain law abiding members of the communityand provide the community with a sense of safety and the knowledge needed to stay involved in crime prevention and existing crime reduction. Community networks,relationships and organizations often search for remedies to eliminate this issue but to no avail the answer is no where near simple. For decades improvement of community conditions has encompassed education, housing, economic development, workforce development and most recently crime. In the past many faith-based ,and community organizations have attempted to make a conscious effort to participate in crime reduction efforts to increase publi... ... middle of paper ... ...at could create an incubator of crime reduction through the social cohesion is a willingness to work to achieve mutual trust or control crime. Collective efficacy which has been indicated as a major frontrunner in crime reduction within communities provides reasoning as to why these efforts correlate so well with community partnerships.” Using ordinary least squares regression of 414 American cities, we studied the effect of collaborative partnerships on crime rates and the buffering effect between community disorganization and crime rates” (Choi, 230). Following analysis and review of this study, researchers found that police departments with many collaborative partnerships were able to promote informal social control within their communities and capitalize on the resources available to them with the help of other groups within the community. In many neighborhoods
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