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NCJ Number: 156983 Find in a Library
Title: Promise of Crime Prevention: Leading Crime Prevention Programs
Corporate Author: Australian Institute of Criminology
Editor(s): P Grabosky; M James
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 60
Sponsoring Agency: Australian Institute of Criminology
Canberra ACT, 2601, Australia
Publication Number: ISBN 0-642-22768-3
Sale Source: Australian Institute of Criminology
GPO Box 2944
Canberra ACT, 2601,
Type: Program/Project Description
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: This publication describes a number of Australian crime prevention initiatives which can be regarded as examples of international best practice. In addition, it includes various programs operating in other countries which may merit introduction in Australia.
Abstract: The programs are classified either as opportunity reduction efforts or developmental interventions. The document includes a wide variety of examples of crime prevention, including situational crime prevention programs, programs where social conditions have been modified in order to reduce the risk of crime, and crime prevention programs that target the developmental processes of individuals with the intent of modifying risk factors that may contribute to later criminality. Some programs combine elements of all these methods. This document also includes programs that target different types of crime, including counterfeiting, violent offenses, and burglary. These programs are implemented under a wide range of auspices, including law enforcement, education, welfare, employment and training, transport, telecommunications, retail sales, and grassroots community groups. Some of the innovations have crime prevention as a secondary objective. Finally, each of the programs selected for inclusion in this document has been subject to some type of objective evaluation.
Main Term(s): Crime prevention planning
Index Term(s): Australia; Crime Control Programs; Crime specific countermeasures; Foreign crime prevention; Program Adaptability/Replication
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