Crime Prevention Case Study

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For this assignment, I will analyze and explain a proactive crime prevention strategy that will likely decrease victimization in Centerville substantially. In addition, I will analyze and justify the victimology theory that best fits my strategy and explained how it does. Lastly, I will explain how the crime rate is determined and what the dark figure of crime is. Crime prevention can be described as the expectation, acknowledgement, and assessment of a crime risk and the beginning of some action to eliminate or decrease it. Meaning, that we must use predisposition, commons sense, and action to reduce a criminal’s opportunity (Crime Prevention, 2016). A proactive crime prevention strategy that I believe will help decrease victimization…show more content…
Documentation and calculations are the key tools used in secondary crime prevention. There are several theoretical sources for the execution of secondary crime prevention programs. It is possible to foresee and put an end to any imminent criminal occurrence once officers in the department can detect possible places, individuals, situations, or opportunities that are at-risk for criminal activity. Because the department would be decreasing the possibly of individual’s chances of committing a crime by implementing greater consequences for the crime as well as by diminishing the possible advantage of the criminal act, more than likely the offender will not participate in criminal behavior (Alliance: Factsheets: Crime Prevention,…show more content…
Basically, individuals who are constantly in dangerous neighborhoods are more likely to be victims of a crime, not because they were criminals but because of where they were at the time (The Four Theories of Victimization, 2014). The deviant place theory fits my strategy because it has been proven that there is a high amount of criminal activity in areas that are dangerous, until the areas that are hazardous become safe zones, the crime rate will continue to be high. However, a crime victim theory that would best fit crimes on campus would be the routine activity theory because it fits the criteria of students that live or stay close to campus. The routine activity theory expresses how the percentage of victimization through a set of situations, reflect the routines of typical students, the fact of being alone without adult supervision, and the existence of individuals who are willing to commit a crime. Furthermore, victimization can occur at a higher rate with the occurrence of one or more of these factors (The Four Theories of Victimization,
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