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NCJ Number: 158546 Find in a Library
Title: Crime Prevention Workshop: Academic Papers
Corporate Author: Canada Department of Justice
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 150
Sponsoring Agency: Canada Department of Justice
Ottawa ON K1A 0H8, Canada
Publication Number: TR1993-2e
Sale Source: Canada Department of Justice
Justice Bldg. Kent St., at Wellington St.
Ottawa ON K1A 0H8,
Type: Conference Material
Language: English; French
Country: Canada
Annotation: Papers presented at a workshop in Canada focused on various facets of crime prevention and identified common themes associated with crime prevention and the importance of finding a balance between traditional and new ways of solving crime problems.
Abstract: Workshop speakers determined that crime is a significant problem requiring further research, that police alone cannot control crime, that perceptions and fear of crime are not always based on actual crime prevalence, and that fiscal restraints have a significant impact on criminal justice initiatives. Speakers also examined the importance of understanding family values; the need to assess crime prevention from primary, secondary, and tertiary intervention levels; and consequences of crime on society, victims, and the community. A problemsolving model for crime prevention was presented at the workshop that involves four stages: problem identification, planning and developing programs or initiatives, implementation, and evaluation. Workshop participants also discussed crime prevention based on a social development model, the Canadian Federal Government's role in crime prevention, the use of environmental scanning to provide information on operational crime prevention strategies, crime prevention partnerships, and crime prevention related to driving while impaired. References, tables, and figures
Main Term(s): Foreign crime prevention
Index Term(s): Canada; Crime in foreign countries; Crime prevention measures; Driving Under the Influence (DUI); Foreign police; Police crime-prevention
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