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NCJ Number: 157329 Find in a Library
Title: Crime and Social Policy: Summary and Conclusion of the Report of the Crime and Social Policy Committee
Corporate Author: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
United Kingdom
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
London, SW9 0PU
Sale Source: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
169 Clapham Road
United Kingdom
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: Reducing crime in England is a major priority, but successful action requires agreement on causes and solutions and recognition of the fact that social and economic trends contribute to crime and undermine efforts to reduce it.
Abstract: Crime provokes keen public concern, and reducing crime should be a major public priority. Nonetheless, there is little consensus on how to deal with crime and on how to invest available resources most effectively. The report argues that little progress will be made in reducing crime as long as crime prevention is viewed solely in terms of police officers, courts, and corrections. Crime reflects society and all segments of society should be involved in crime prevention. Social and economic trends affect the incidence of crime and should be considered in any crime prevention strategy. The report examines criminal responsibility, the link between the labor market and crime, the family's role in crime prevention, and neighborhood crime. Crime prevention recommendations are offered that focus on community involvement, training and education, offender reintegration into the community, labor market initiatives, services for children and young people, and parental responsibility.
Main Term(s): World criminology
Index Term(s): Community crime prevention programs; Community involvement; Crime in foreign countries; Crime prevention measures; Criminal justice system policy; Criminal responsibility; England; Foreign crime prevention; Foreign police
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